The Washington Post

Tens of thousands march against military


Security forces fired tear gas at coup protesters in the Sudanese capital, as tens of thousands marched in the latest demonstrat­ions against the Oct. 25 military takeover.

Protesters took to the streets in Khartoum and other cities in Sudan to demand that the armed forces stay out of government.

Deposed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was reinstated in late November under military oversight in a deal that many in the pro-democracy movement oppose. Since the coup, people have repeatedly taken to the streets.

In a video streamed online from the Bahri neighborho­od of Khartoum, a few protesters threw stones as security forces fired tear gas and used sound bombs to try to disperse them. Leaders of the pro-democracy movement have consistent­ly called on those taking part in demonstrat­ions to remain peaceful. In a larger march not far away, protesters filled an entire street, making their way around parked cars.

Security forces have cracked down on the rallies and killed 43 protesters, according to the Sudan Doctors Committee.

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