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Embassy in Washington Closes Doors Over Darfur Protests

Sudan’s U.S. embassy in Washington, D.C. closed Monday, according to its official Web site and a notice posted outside the embassy’s door. A sign reading, “Notice from the Embassy: This is to inform that the Embassy will be closed starting from Monday, August 23, 2004 until further notice” was posted in Arabic and English on the embassy’s front door. “They want to try to reduce [the embassy] as a site for visible public protest,” said Salih Booker, executive director of Africa Action. “I have not seen an official statement or notice.” Full Story

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