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Sudanese forces fire tear gas in anti-coup protests in Khartoum

The rally is the latest since the Sudanese army, led by General Abdel Fatta Albahan, seized power on October 25 and caused international criticism.

Protesters in the capital struck drums, sang revolutionary songs, and posted posters of people killed since the coup (AP).

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters near the Khartoum presidential residence.

Thousands of Sudanese returned to the streets of Khartoum and other cities on Thursday to protest the military coup.

According to witnesses, protesters in the capital struck drums, sang revolutionary songs, and posted posters of people killed after the coup.

“Our march will continue until our revolution and the recovery of civilian government,” said Mojataba Hussein, a 23-year-old protester in Khartoum.

Another demonstrator, 22-year-old Samaral-Tayeb, vowed that “we will not stop until we regain the country.”

Thursday’s protests occurred despite increased security and the closure of the boulevard leading to the presidential residence and the Army Council.

Demonstrations also broke out in other cities, including Port Sudan in the east, Atbara in the north, and Wad Madani in the south, according to witnesses.

The rally is the latest since the Sudanese army, led by General Abdel Fatta Albahan, seized power on October 25 and caused international criticism.

The coup, which saw civilian leaders expelled and detained, upset the rocky transition to full democracy that began after the expulsion of veteran dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. ..

According to an independent medical committee, military hijacking (one of several in Sudan’s post-independence history) has caused massive demonstrations and bloody crackdowns, killing at least 57 people and injuring hundreds. did.

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The army is in full charge

On Sunday, post-Bashir civilian leader Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock resigned and fully appointed the army.

He was detained in a coup and was detained for several weeks before his resurrection in November. This move was rejected as a fig leaf for “betrayal” and military rule.

In his resignation speech, Mr. Hamdock warned that Sudan was “at a dangerous crossroads that threatened its survival.”

On Tuesday, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Norway said they would not support the prime minister or government appointed without the involvement of a wide range of private stakeholders, and called on the military to appoint a successor to Hamdock. I warned.

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Source: AFP

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