On the third anniversary of Omar Al-Bashir’s ousting, Sudanese protestors gathered in large numbers in Kahrtoum the Sudanese, and other cities to protest military rule.
Bashir was deposed by a group of his top generals after three decades in power, who later formed a power-sharing government with the civilian organisations that had spearheaded months of protests in 2019.
That arrangement came to an end on October 25 when the same military leaders, commanded by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, staged a coup, causing economic and political chaos in the country.
“Bashir’s downfall did not mean a final victory for the revolution, because Burhan is a continuation of his regime,” said 38-year-old protester Ahmed Ibrahim. “We will bring down the military peacefully and democracy is Sudan’s future,” he told newsmen at a Khartoum protest.
During the Anniversary, protesters blocked main roads, burned tires, banged drums, and chanted revolutionary poems.
Despite a security crackdown in Sudan that has killed 94 people and injured hundreds, as well as rising heat and Ramadan fasts, protests against the coup have taken place.
Protesters in Khartoum broke their day-long fasts on the street, like they did in other large demonstrations last week, and the crowds grew after dusk.
Large demonstrations were also visible in Bahri, Omdurman, Port Sudan, Madani, and El Obeid, among other important cities.
According to the military, the coup was a required corrective action. Last week, the military and several political groupings were discussing an agreement to circumvent opposition parties and form a new administration.
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