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Sudanese Protesters Denounce Military Rule, Call for Civilian Government

HeadlineApr 12, 2019

Protests are continuing in Sudan following a military coup that ousted longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. On Thursday night, thousands of protesters defied a military-enforced curfew hours after Sudan’s Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf was sworn in to head a new transitional military council. The Sudanese military has suspended the country’s constitution and imposed a three-year state of emergency. Anti-government protesters have vowed to stay in the streets.

Ahmed Abbas: “If they don’t bring a civilian government representing the Sudanese people properly, our revolution will be incomplete and would not represent the hopes and dreams of the Sudanese people. And for this reason, we will continue to strike, and we will stay at the square until all our legitimate demands are met.”

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