Protests In Sudan Against Coup

CAIRO (AP) – Large numbers of Sudanese protested Sunday against the October coup and the ensuing agreement that reinstated Prime Minister Abdala Hamdok in power but ignored the movement.

Protests broke out in the capital Khartoum and other parts of the country.

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It was the third anniversary of the uprising that eventually toppled authoritarian ruler Omar al-Bashi and his Islamist government in April 2019.

Sudan then went through a fragile transition to democracy under a civic-military junta. On October 25, the military staged a coup and street protests broke out.

Videos posted online show protesters marching through the streets of Khartoum and Omdurman on Sunday. The insurgents waved Sudanese flags and others with portraits of people fallen during previous protests.

Shortly before, the Sudanese authorities had strengthened security measures in the capital, placing barricades in front of public buildings to prevent the rebels from entering the military headquarters and the presidential palace.

They also blocked roads and bridges connecting Khartoum to Omdurman.

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