“Security forces beat and arrested student protesters in the Sudanese capital on Sunday as the unrest and antigovernment fervor in Tunisia and Egypt showed their first indication of spreading to the streets of Khartoum, if on a far smaller scale.

The protests, organized by groups of university students and graduates, came together as Facebook, Twitter and other Web sites were used to rally several thousand demonstrators in at least four locations in Khartoum and Omdurman, the commercial center across the Nile from the capital, according to news services and activists.”

From The New York Times