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New protests in Sudan against military takeover

KHARTOUM, SUDAN - NOVEMBER 25: A group of people gather to stage a demonstration to protest against the military rule, in Khartoum, Sudan on November 25, 2021. Protestors demanding the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council, an end to military intervention, and a complete transfer of government to civilians. ( Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency )
A group of people gather to stage a demonstration to protest against the military rule, in Khartoum, Sudan on November 25, 2021. Protestors demanding the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council, an end to military intervention, and a complete transfer of government to civilians. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]

Nationwide protests erupted Thursday in Sudan against the military takeover late last month, Anadolu News Agency reports.

The protests that expanded to many regions in the country came despite a compromise that was signed between the head of the army, Gen. Abdul Fattah Alburhan to reinstate Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok.

Protesters raised anti-military slogans and criticised the agreement that was signed last week.

Thousands gathered in neighbourhoods in Khartoum, including 40 station, 60 street, Omdurman, Bahri, Alkalakla, Alshajara, and the cities of Port Sudan, Kassala, Nyala Shandi and other parts of the country.

Among their demands are the release of political detainees and an investigation into the killing of protesters.

The Sudanese Professional Association (SPA) urged the "bringing down the military coup and the agreement with the Prime Minister."

Before the military takeover on 25 October, Sudan was administered by a sovereign council of military and civilian officials which was overseeing the transition period until elections in 2023, as part of a precarious power-sharing pact between the military and the Forces of Freedom and Change coalition.

READ: Director of the University of Khartoum resigns in protest of the Burhan-Hamdok agreement 

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