Six people were killed during protests in Sudan’s second-largest city Juba today and at least 12 others were injured, state media reported.
State media said that at least 120 people were arrested in Khartoum following a dramatic surge in anti-government demonstrations.
There are concerns that Sudan may face a deep political crisis. The Sudanese Communist Party has called for protests in major cities and a strike in the public sector across the country.
There were large rallies in the presidential palace in Khartoum and in the Red Sea state capital Port Sudan that turned violent, burning down one state building and damaging property there, according to Reuters.
Local news agencies showed pictures of protesters clashing with security forces in the provinces of Nassir, Ain Kani and Dar El Salam.
Demonstrators in Juba have been protesting over soaring fuel prices and lack of employment.
The Sudanese Communist Party released a statement saying: “It is necessary for the masses in Sudan to continue these demonstrations and peaceful sit-ins all the time because these actions are aimed at solving the hardships of the masses and saving the situation.”