Sudan police ordered to end protests "immediately": SMC

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Posted: Jun 22, 2012 2:20 PM

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's police have ordered their forces to put an end to anti-government protests immediately, state media reported on Saturday, in a sign of a growing crackdown on demonstrations that have spread throughout Khartoum over the last week.

"The police direct their forces to immediately end the demonstrations and incidents of unrest according to the law," the state-linked Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) said in a statement sent to mobile phones.

(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Alexander Dziadosz)