Hundreds of protesters marched on a women’s prison in Omdurman, second largest city in capital Khartoum, calling for the release of detainees arrested in protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule in Sudan.
The protesters called for the overthrow of President Bashir as they approached the prison demanded the release of women arrested in ongoing demonstrations.
The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), an umbrella body of doctors, engineers and teachers, spearheading the protests said they are fighters and they will complete their mission.
Women are taking the lead in the protest movement.
Referring to a detainee Ahmed Al Kheir, who died in detention last week in Khashm El Girba, protestors said, they are all Ahmed.
Sudanese president Bashir acknowledging the unrest in the country said the growing economic hardships have angered youths and sent them out into the streets.
More than 1,000 people, including journalists and opposition leaders have been arrested since the protests began.