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Sudan protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 17th October, 2021 03:34:57 PM
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Sudan protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens

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Opponents of Sudan's transition to democracy took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to call on the army to take control of the country, reports BBC.

Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the presidential palace as the country's political crisis deepens.

Military and civilian groups have been sharing power since the toppling of President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

However, tensions have grown since a coup attempt attributed to followers of Mr Bashir was foiled in September.

Since then, military leaders have been demanding reforms to the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) coalition, a civilian alliance which led the anti-Bashir protests and formed a key part of the transitional government. The armed forces have also called for the replacement of the cabinet.

However, civilian leaders say that the demands are part of a power grab from the armed forces.