Sudan – Renewed protests in Khartoum

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Protests were renewed Sunday in the capital Khartoum to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down, in response to a call by Sudanese professionals and opposition coalitions.

Witnesses told Anadol that “hundreds took part in a protest rally in the central market (one of the largest markets for vegetables and fruits in the capital) south of Khartoum.”

Witnesses said that “the police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.”

The gathering of Sudanese professionals, on the official page on the site, “Facebook,” that demonstrations took place in two markets in the center of Omdurman, west of the capital.

“I went out two demonstrations in the market martyrs and Bosta, central Omdurman, to demand the overthrow of the regime.”

According to the opposition Sudanese Congress Party, demonstrations were launched in the districts of Wad Nabawi, Aborov in Omdurman, and the Kalakala area south of Khartoum.

Separate witnesses also reported demonstrations in the Berri district, east of Khartoum.

The demonstrators chanted slogans calling for the overthrow of the regime, and demanding freedom in response to the invitation of the opposition according to the same source.

The gathering of professionals and opposition coalitions, called for Sunday demonstrations, in what was called “processions graduates and unemployed (unemployed)” to demand the overthrow of the regime.

Since December 19, Sudanese cities have been protesting against exorbitant prices and demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir, accompanied by violence that killed 32 people, according to the latest government census, while Amnesty International said on February 11 that the number hit 51 dead.

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