Sudan hit by mass protests after prime minister’s resignation

Sudan hit by mass protests after prime minister's resignation

Sudanese security forces have fired tear gas at protesters who have taken to the streets after Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned, leaving the army in control again.

Protesters gathered outside the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, on Tuesday, in a bid to keep up the pressure on the junta.

Streets leading to the palace and army headquarters were sealed off amid a heavy presence of troops, riot police, and paramilitary units, witnesses told AFP.

Protesters in east Khartoum “burnt car tires and built rock barricades on the streets,” one witness said. Other protesters urged the military “to go back to the barracks.”

Thousands of protesters were also rallying across the country, chanting slogans against the military, which took power in a coup and temporarily toppled Hamdok’s government back in October.

In the capital, authorities closed roads in an effort to prevent the demonstrators from reaching key government buildings.

Hamdok, who…

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