JUBA – A freelance journalist working for the Voice of America was arrested in Juba on Sunday, a close friend told Sudans Post on Monday.
Ding Magot was arrested while covering a protest staged by some youths at Konyokonyo Market over rising living costs.
She falls in the hands of the security forces who detained her after interviewing protestors.
Ding spent the night at the Melekia Police Station, and it remains clear if she has been moved to a different location.
Several protestors were also arrested, one of the organizers told Sudans Post.
“The VOA reporter Ding Magok was arrested on Sunday while covering the protest. After the interview, security follows her up and arrested her. Some of our colleagues in the struggle were also arrested,” said one of the protestors whose name is withheld for security reasons.
The protesters took to the street on Sunday afternoon, holding posters such as “We cannot manage water and sugar now! We cannot afford bread now! And Save our lives from hyperinflation.”
Others protested high transport fares and fuel prices.
The young people were also demanding a unity government to address youth unemployment and insecurity.