Sudanese moves to protect Khartoum sit-in protest

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Protesters numbering about 5,000 on Monday in Sudan moved to block an attempt to break up a sit-in outside the Defence Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted.

The protesters who were seen drumming and waving the national flag as they mingled in the street chanting “Freedom, freedom and Revolution, revolution appealed to the army for protection.

Earlier, Sudan’s main protest group, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), issued an urgent call for people to join the sit-in and foil any attempt to disperse it.

The sit-in protest by the Sudanese outside the compound, which also includes the intelligence headquarters and the presidential residence, began on 6 of April, after more than three months of protests triggered by a deepening economic crisis in that country culminating in the ouster and detention of President Bashir after three decades in power.   

REUTERS

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