Protests Grow in Sudan, and So Do Calls for President to Resign

Tens of thousands of protesters joined in anti-government marches across Sudan on Saturday in what organizers said was one of the largest turnouts in more than three months of demonstrations calling for embattled President Omar al-Bashir to step down. […]

Footage posted online showed thousands of protesters, mostly young people, marching toward the military’s headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, demanding the army’s support and chanting: “One people, one military,” and “Freedom.”

They also chanted, “The people want the fall of the regime,” echoing the popular slogan of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings that briefly defied despotism in the region, but never made it to Sudan.

Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, a spokeswoman for the organizers, said protesters have started a sit-in around the military’s headquarters, which they hope to keep in place until Mr. al-Bashir resigns. In some videos, troops were seen using tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

Rallies took place across the country. Footage showed dozens of people marching in front of a United Nations refugee camp in Darfur and shouting, “just fall.”

NYT | 06.04.2019

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