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Sudan police fire tear gas as thousands protest government in capital

Sudanese demonstrators lift national flags as they block a road with bricks and burning tires during a rally in the capital Khartoum, on December 6, 2021. (AFP)
Sudanese demonstrators lift national flags as they block a road with bricks and burning tires during a rally in the capital Khartoum, on December 6, 2021. (AFP)

Sudanese police fire tear gas as thousands of protesters rally against the military-dominated government near the presidential palace in Khartoum, witnesses tell AFP.

The demonstrators marched from various districts of the capital, many carrying national flags or chanting “No to military rule” and “The army might betray you, but the street will never betray you.”

Sudan’s top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, seized power and detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on October 25 but, after international condemnation and mass protests, reinstated him in a deal signed on November 21.

Critics have lambasted the agreement and accuse Hamdok of “betrayal” as pro-democracy activists vowed to maintain pressure on the military-civilian authority.

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