Thousands Continue To Mobilize Against Military Rule In Sudan

In Sudan’s capital Khartoum and in Omdurman, a large city located on the bank of the main Nile River, the police fired tear gas and closed major roads and streets, in an attempted to disrupt anti-coup demonstrations.

The face to face has become habitual: thousands of protestors assembled to demand the end of military rule. On Tuesday, security forces faced protesters in the streets of Khartoum. In the marches that were the first mobilizations since AbdallahHamdok stepped down as Prime minister, the country plunged further into turmoil.

After conceding his inability to find a compromise between the ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement Hamdock threw in the towel amid political deadlock.

The protest movement insists on a fully civilian government to lead the transition, a request rejected by the generals who say power will be handed over only to an elected government.

Sudan has been politically paralyzed since the Oct. 25 coup. The military takeover came more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist government in April 2019.

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