Protesting teachers detained in Sudan’s El Gezira

Teachers in Wad Madani, capital of El Gezira, carried out a sit-in on Sunday, in protest against the government’s decision to close more than 200 schools in the state. The teachers also demanded a salary rise and payment of their delayed allowances since 2013.
Policemen, aided by agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) arrested a number of protesting teachers.
According to the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee, Osman Hamad, Abdallah Hassan, Adel Babu, Ibtihaj Ahmed, Tawfig Khalil, Abubakr Mohamed Ali, Manal Ahmed, Mona Ibrahim, Hindi Mohamed Ahmed, Mutaz Atta, El Daw Mohamed Ahmed, Khalid Salah, Anji Mohamed Ahmed, Abubakr Mahdi and Raya Elias were detained.