Sudanese soldiers reportedly protecting anti-government protesters amid violent crackdown

Reports are emerging that Sudanese soldiers are protecting demonstrators as thousands of anti-government protesters gather outside the military headquarters in central Khartoum. Witnesses and activists said that riot police and secret service personnel charged the demonstrators with pick-up trucks while firing teargas and warning shots. Mostly small but sustained protests have been staged regularly since December, when the government tried to raise bread prices. Sudan’s 40 million people are suffering from a severe economic crisis caused in part by years of US sanctions and partly by the loss of oil revenues since South Sudan seceded in 2011. The protests have since turned against Omar al-Bashir, a former army general who came to power in a military coup in 1989
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9 Responses

  1. A country is it’s people, and the soldiers follow the people rather than a tyrant. now this is real progress forward where life is incredibly tough already

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