Sudan Police Fire Tear Gas As Thousands Protest Against Military


Thousands of Sudanese have returned to the streets, protesting against October’s military takeover and a subsequent deal that reinstated the Prime Minister. They say PM Abdalla Hamdok betrayed them by agreeing to a government dominated by generals.

Videos and images circulated on social media supposedly showed demonstrators marching in different locations in Khartoum and its sister city of Omdurman. There were also protests in other cities, including Kassala, Sennar and Port Sudan.

The demonstrators marched from many various districts of the capital, chanting “No to military rule” and “The army might betray you, but the street will never betray you”, according to the AFP news agency.

Protesters, in the latest of many rallies in recent weeks, set up road barricades with rocks and burning car tyres, the black foul-smelling smoke filled the air around the demonstration.

Sudan coup forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters marching in a street near the presidential palace in Khartoum. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Sudan coup forces have cracked down on the protests since the October coup killing at least 44 protesters and wounding more than 300 hundred. According to the Sudan Doctors Committee, which holds a credible account of the slain and wounded.

The Sudanese Professionals Association said yesterday that demonstrations against the actions of army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, will continue throughout December.

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