Sudan: tear gas on pro-democracy protesters
(ANSA) – KHARTOUM, 17 JUL – The Sudanese police used tear gas in Khartoum to try to disperse the announced (and prohibited) protest demonstration for the return to democracy and against the coup military junta led by gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. This was announced by local journalistic sources, who speak of several hundred demonstrators in the square, despite the large deployment of soldiers and policemen to prevent the gathering, also closing the bridges that cross the Nile.
The military junta, which took power in 2019, interrupting the transition process towards democracy that started after the fall of the dictator Omar al Bashirha, has always repressed the opposition of the streets, with an official death toll of 114. And it is also accused of fomenting inter-ethnic conflicts, such as the one that rages in the state of Blue Nile, about 450 km south of Khartoum. Almost every weekend the square against the military regime makes itself heard again and is regularly repressed. (HANDLE).
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