Security forces fired tear gas as thousands of protesters hit the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Thursday to decry a power-sharing deal between the North African country’s civilian prime minister and the military.
RT’s Murad Gazdiev witnessed people in Khartoum blocking one of the city’s keyroads, setting tires on fire, and chanting pro-democracy slogans.
The protesters were angered by Sunday’s agreement between General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. This saw the return to the post of the PM who was under house arrest for the military coup, last month.
“We refuse this agreement… we want complete civil society. We want complete civil government,”“Summing up the atmosphere of the crowd,” one of the demonstrators stated.
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Although thousands attended the rally, the actual attendance was lower than organizers expected. According to Gazdiev, locals are starting to lose faith in the promise of political reform and a fair general election, which was made after Sudan’s longtime leader Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in 2019.
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