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Sudan: Thousands rally for Bashir’s departure

Sudanese protesters attend an anti-government demonstration in the capital Khartoum on 6 January, 2018 [/AFP/Getty Images]
Sudanese protesters attend an anti-government demonstration in the capital Khartoum on 6 January 2018 [/AFP/Getty Images]

Sudanese protesters stage mass rallies in the capital Khartoum today demanding the departure of long-serving President Omar Al-Bashir, as reported on Anadolu Agency. 

Thousands of demonstrators gathered around the headquarters of the national army amid calls for the military to intervene to overthrow the regime, according to eyewitnesses.

Saturday’s demonstration comes upon a call by the Sudanese Professional Association (SPA), which spearheaded anti-regime protests in recent weeks, for protesters to rally to mark the anniversary of the 1985 uprising when the Sudanese toppled the regime of Sudanese President Gaafar Numeri.

On Monday, Al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan since 1989, pledged to carry out sweeping political and economic reforms in the country.

Since last December, Sudan has witnessed steadily mounting protests against Al-Bashir’s continued rule.

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