Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters as tens of thousands rally in capital for revolt anniversary

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters as tens of thousands rally in capital for revolt anniversary

Police in Sudan have fired tear gas at anti-coup protesters as tens of thousands of people rallied in the capital of the African country to mark the third anniversary of the nation’s revolt against strongman Omar al-Bashir.

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people filled the streets of capital Khartoum to express their strong dissent against the October military coup and also mark the third anniversary of massive protests that touched off a popular uprising across Sudan.

Bashir was ultimately deposed through a military coup following months of protests in April 2019, after ruling over the country for three decades. In August the same year, a governing council comprised of civilian and military leaders, was founded to run the country.

The transitional civilian-military administration, Sudan’s highest executive authority, is tasked with leading the country to free and fair multiparty elections.

However, a military coup, led by…

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