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Sudan crisis: 'Million-strong march' for civilian rule

11:20, Friday, 26 April, 2019
Sudan crisis: 'Million-strong march' for civilian rule

Thousands of protesters have filled the streets of Khartoum calling for an end to the country's military council, BBC reports. Many had travelled in from across Sudan to take part in the "million-strong march" for civilian rule. It comes despite the resignation of three controversial figures from the ruling Transitional Military Council - one of the protesters' key demands.

The three generals were seen as staunch Islamists and allies of deposed President Omar al-Bashir. "We are in the middle of a historic moment. Any divisions will break the back of Sudan," one protester told the BBC. "The military council is simply wasting time hoping that we will get disappointed and go home," said another.

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