Security forces fired tear gas as thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday to denounce a power-sharing deal between the country’s civilian prime minister and the military.
RT’s Murad Gazdiev saw residents of Khartoum block one of the city’s main roads, set tires on fire and chant slogans in favor of democracy.
Protesters were furious at the deal reached Sunday between General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. He saw the prime minister, who had been under house arrest since last month’s military coup, reinstated in his post.
“We refuse this agreement… we want a full civil society. We want a complete civil government ”, said one of the demonstrators, summing up the mood of the crowd.
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While thousands of people attended the rally, turnout was far less than organizers had expected. According to Gazdiev, residents are starting to lose faith in the promise of political reforms and fair general elections, which were held after the overthrow of Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
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