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Students protest at Sudan university

Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Students at the University of Khartoum in Sudan staged a sit-in, objecting to a dormitory fire they said was set in retaliation for an anti-government protest.

The university's dormitories were allegedly set on fire by unidentified pro-government individuals following an opposition protest at a recent graduation event attended by al-Haj Adam Youssef, Sudan's second vice president, the Sudan Times reported.

The fire "impacted" 27 rooms housing 132 students, the newspaper said.

The latest protest, by students in the law and economics departments, involved a sit-in Thursday and a march through the campus Friday. The students wrote a list of demands They called for compensation for the fire victims and want whoever was behind the fire held accountable.