Sudanese policemen backed by pro-government students clashed with hundreds of youth activists in Khartoum on Monday, beating them with sticks and wounding several, AFP reported. Supporters of the Facebook group Youth for Change gathered at the main campus of Khartoum university, before holding a peaceful anti-regime rally. Some 300 people participated in the protest, the report said.
They were confronted by students loyal to Sudan's ruling National Congress Party and by police, who attacked them with sticks, injuring at least two of them.
A large security deployment surrounded the university, where all the students were told to leave.
Also on Monday, about 200 graduates rallied in El-Fula, a town in South Kordofan state, demanding jobs, a witness said.
The protesters accuse the government of rampant corruption, soaring inflation as well as poor employment prospects.