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Sudan: Military Overthrows Pres. al-Bashir After Months of Protests

HeadlineApr 11, 2019

In Sudan, protesters broke out in celebration after news broke that President Omar al-Bashir has been forced to step down—reportedly deposed by military forces and put under house arrest—ending his three-decades-long authoritarian rule. The news comes after months of protests demanding al-Bashir’s resignation. Protesters have been staging a massive sit-in in the capital, Khartoum, since Saturday.

Over the weekend, demonstrators gathered outside the military headquarters, which is also the residence of al-Bashir, amid reports of tear-gassing and stun grenade attacks by security forces. Reports on the ground say some soldiers began siding with protesters, signaling a loss of military support for al-Bashir.
Rights groups say at least 50 people have been killed since December, while the government has been accused of jailing hundreds of activists and critics of the president, shutting down press outlets and barring foreign reporters from covering the protests.

The Sudanese military has set up a transitional military council to rule the country for two years, according to a televised statement by Sudan’s minister of defense just minutes ago.

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