Sudanese security forces have fired tear gas at demonstrators in the capital protesting against the dire state of the economy and poor living conditions.
The protesters on Wednesday took to the streets of Khartoum and its twin city, Omdurman, as well as in other cities across the country. Demonstrators set tyres ablaze in some areas in the capital. […]
The march was called by the so-called Resistance Committees, which were instrumental in the protests against al-Bashir and the generals who removed him from office and briefly held power. Other political parties and professional unions took part in the demonstrations.
“Transitional authorities have completed more than a year [in power], and the crises are frighteningly increasing by the day,” the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), a trade union alliance that spearheaded the protests against al-Bashir, said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Living hardship is no longer bearable, and people spend their days gasping after basic needs of bread and fuel,” it added, describing the government’s performance as “turbulent and weak.”
Sudanese back on streets to march against dire living conditions