Thousands of Sudanese protest on the uprising anniversary.
On the third anniversary of a popular revolt, people throughout Sudan joined enormous rallies against the military takeover on Sunday, according to the BBC.
Hundreds of thousands marched in Khartoum’s capital, prompting security authorities to use tear gas.
Demonstrations in 2019 resulted in the fall of Sudan’s long-serving authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir, paving the way for a power-sharing agreement between civilian and military officials, which resulted in another coup in October.
After being placed under house arrest after the military takeover, the country’s expelled Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was restored last month.
However, the action has not stopped demonstrations in the nation, where protestors have been clamoring for totally civilian political rule.
According to the BBC, protestors marched on Sunday towards Khartoum’s presidential palace, which is home to coup leader Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, singing, “The people are stronger, and retreat is impossible.” They also demanded Gen. Burhan’s “death.”
“Even with Hamdok’s return to the government, any type of coup is condemned. Our wonderful December revolution is being carried out for the purpose of a civic institution and whole civil power, not for the sake of individuals “According to AFP, one demonstrator.
Protests were also taking place in a number of other places around the nation.
According to the independent Doctors’ Committee, at least 45 people have been murdered in crackdowns on protestors since the October takeover.