Sudan: Protesters Renew Demands For Civilian Rule

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Sudanese protesters marched towards the airport in the capital Khartoum. Coup forces fired rounds of tear gas to disperse the protesters. Sudan has been reeling from political unrest, a spiralling economic crisis and a spike in ethnic clashes in its far-flung regions.

KHARTOUM AUGUST 19: Sudanese protesters marched towards the airport in the centre of the capital Khartoum on Thursday before being blocked by tear gas and a heavy army deployment, a Reuters witness said.

Protesters were seen in the capital Khartoum carrying Sudanese flags and chanting: “No, no to military rule,” and “Civilian rule is the people’s choice”. Coup forces fired rounds of tear gas to disperse the protesters, according to AFP correspondents.

Last month, Burhan pledged in a televised address to step aside and make way for Sudanese factions to agree on a civilian government. Civilian leaders who were ousted in the coup dismissed his move as a “ruse”.

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