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Fresh clashes rock Khartoum, following deadliest day of protests since Sudan coup

Sudanese anti-coup protesters burn tires amid ongoing protests against last month's widely condemned military takeover, in the capital Khartoum on November 17, 2021. (AFP)
Sudanese anti-coup protesters burn tires amid ongoing protests against last month's widely condemned military takeover, in the capital Khartoum on November 17, 2021. (AFP)

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Street clashes again shake Sudan’s capital today, a day after security forces shot dead 15 protesters in the bloodiest day since the military’s October 25 takeover.

Police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of anti-coup protesters who had stayed on the streets of north Khartoum overnight, braving an intensifying crackdown that has drawn international condemnation, witnesses said.

Police tore down makeshift barricades the protesters had erected the previous day.

Later in the day, dozens of protesters returned to rebuild them and police again fired tear gas in a bid to clear the streets, witnesses say.

“Protesters responded by hurling stones at the police,” one witness says.

On October 25, top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan — Sudan’s de facto leader since the April 2019 ouster of longtime president Omar al-Bashir — detained the civilian leadership and declared a state of emergency.

The move upended Sudan’s fragile transition to full civilian rule, drawing international condemnation and a flurry of punitive measures and aid cuts.

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