Sudan: Rally For Democracy Despite Tear Gas

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Sudan Rally: Hundreds of thousands from across the country gather in Khartoum to show their opposition to the military. Coup forces tried to disperse the masses with shock grenades and tear gas. One person killed.

Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied Sunday for a civilian-led transition to democracy, three years since the start of mass demonstrations that led to the ouster of veteran strongman Omar al-Bashir. Buses loaded with protesters arrived in Khartoum as early as Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Coup forces fired teargas and stun grenades at a huge crowd protesters near the republican palace in Khartoum. The Sudanese Ministry of Health states that 123 people have been injured. Protests also took place in several other places in Sudan. For example in the cities of Port Sudan, Madani and Kassala.

A 28-year-old man was killed during protests against the military in Khartoum, according to a Sudanese medical group. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors identified the victim as 28-year-old Muhammad Majzoub Muhammad Ahmad.

Sundays protest was the ninth big demonstration since the army seized power on October 25. Previous protests against the military takeover have been brutally dispersed by the coup forces. At least 45 people have been killed and many hundreds wounded by the coup forces, according to the independent Sudan Doctor’s Committee.

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