Sudan police fire tear gas at anti-military protesters

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The police in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, have fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who took to the streets to demonstrate against the military junta.

Young men and women carried the Sudanese flag as well as large pictures of those who had been killed in previous protests. They chanted “no to military rule” and “civilian government is the people’s choice”.

They also burned tyres and threw stones at the police.

The authorities closed one of Khartoum’s bridges that links to an area of the city containing the military headquarters. That was where people gathered in 2019 before the coup against President Omar al-Bashir.

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This protest is part of the build-up to a planned general strike on 24 August.

Last October, the army seized power from a civilian-led government that was supposed to run the country for a transitional period before elections following Bashir’s 30-year rule.

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