Mass protest against military rule hit Sudanese capital of Khartoum

Mass protest against military rule hit Sudanese capital of Khartoum

Demonstrators in Sudan stormed the El Mek Nimr Bridge linking the downtown area of Khartoum, amid attempts by security forces to disperse protesters, media sources reported on Sunday.

Security forces used tear gas to disperse protesters headed toward the palace on the bank of the Blue Nile in the heart of Khartoum, according to activist Nazim Sirag.

Sudanese people took to the streets in the capital of Khartoum and elsewhere across the country for mass protests against the military takeover and a subsequent deal that reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok but sidelined the movement.

The demonstrations mark the third anniversary of the uprising that eventually forced the military removal of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir and his government in April 2019.

Ahead of the demonstrations, Sudan’s authorities tightened security across the capital, barricading government and military buildings to prevent protesters from reaching the military’s headquarters and the presidential palace.

They also blocked major roads and bridges linking Khartoum and Omdurman across the Nile River.

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