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Security forces fire tear gas at citizens in Sudan as thousands protest coup

Sudanese protesters raise national flags as they protest against the October 2021 military coup, in the capital Khartoum, on January 9, 2022. (AFP)
Sudanese protesters raise national flags as they protest against the October 2021 military coup, in the capital Khartoum, on January 9, 2022. (AFP)

Security forces fire tear gas as thousands rally in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and a neighboring city, witnesses say, keeping up pressure on the military following a coup 11 weeks ago.

The resumption of protests since the coup has been met with a crackdown that has killed at least 60 people, according to medics.

Security forces fire tear gas as pro-democracy protesters headed towars the presidential palace, witnesses say, amid roadblocks seeking to prevent people converging there and at army headquarters. Protesters also rallied in Omdurman, Khartoum’s twin city.

Authorities have repeatedly denied using live ammunition in confronting protests and said scores of security forces have been wounded during demonstrations that have often “deviated from peacefulness.”

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