In Sudan, protesters say security forces unleashed tear gas and stun grenades on crowds who have been demonstrating outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum—which is also the residence of President Omar al-Bashir. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets since Saturday in one of the largest anti-government protests since the popular uprising demanding al-Bashir’s resignation began in December. At least five people were reportedly killed across the country over the weekend, and at least 50 people have been killed since December, according to rights groups. The government has also been accused of jailing hundreds of activists and critics of the president, and of shutting down press outlets and barring foreign reporters from covering the protests. Reports on the ground say some soldiers sided with protesters this weekend, signaling a possible loss of military support for the embattled al-Bashir, who has been in power for three decades. His current term is due to end in 2020.
Sudan: Security Forces Crack Down on Growing Popular Uprising
HeadlineApr 08, 2019