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Protests renewed in Sudan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/01/19, 10:27 am

At least seven people died in Sudan on Sunday and dozens of others sustained injuries as protesters turned out in large numbers to continue demanding civilian rule months after a coup ousted longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered across the capital and several other cities before marching to the homes of those killed during a June 3 crackdown. Soliman Abdel-Gabar, acting undersecretary of health, said Sunday night at least seven people died and 181 others were injured.

The demonstration was the largest since the crackdown on a sit-in camp on June 3 killed at least 128 people, according to protest organizers. The Sudanese military, after months of protests, overthrew al-Bashir on April 11. Activists have held sit-ins since then to demand a civilian-majority transitional government, but they remain at an impasse with the military.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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