Hundreds of protesters rally in capital for al-Bashir’s ouster
CAIRO | Hundreds of protesters marched in and around Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Sunday, the fourth week of unrest that began over skyrocketing prices and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir.
Images circulated by activists online showed marches in Khartoum and its northern twin cities of Omdurman and Bahary, despite security forces firing tear gas at the crowds.
One group, hundreds strong, appeared to have reached Bahary’s main train station.
Security forces encircled the area and fired in the air to disperse crowds around the station, the rally point for a gathering called by protest groups, associations and political opposition.
Demonstrations also took place in other cities across the country, particularly in Gadarif, Faw and Amri, as well in the western region of Darfur, activists said.