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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:54 PM

Sudan: huge crowds call for civilian rule in biggest protest since Bashir ousting

Source: Reuters

Sudan: huge crowds call for civilian rule in biggest protest since Bashir ousting

Reuters in Khartoum
Fri 19 Apr 2019 02.29 BST

Huge crowds formed outside Sudan’s defence ministry to demand the country’s transitional military council hand over power to civilians.

Hundreds of thousands packed the streets by early evening on Thursday – the largest crowds to gather in the centre of the capital since last week, when the former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted and the military council took over.

Protesters chanted, “Freedom and revolution are the choice of the people” and “Civilian rule, civilian rule”, and waved national flags. Giant screens showed a film documenting apparent abuses by the security services.

“We will remain in the street until power is handed to civilian authority,” said 24-year-old protester Samia Abdallah. “We will bring down military rule.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/19/sudan-huge-crowds-call-for-civilian-rule-in-biggest-protest-since-bashir-ousting

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