Sudan protesters hold biggest sit-in since Bashir's ouster
Tehran (KNA) - A week after the fall of Sudan’s long-time President Omar al-Bashir, a huge crowd has converged in the streets of the capital, demanding the country’s transitional military council hand over power to civilians.
Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets outside the defense ministry in Khartoum on Thursday, chanting "Civilian rule, civilian rule.”
Protesters waving national flags were also chanting "Freedom and revolution are the choice of the people.”
"We will remain in the street until power is handed to civilian authority," said 24-year-old protester Samia Abdallah. "We will bring down military rule."
Demonstrators joined a sit-in protest that began early this month outside an army complex, which houses the president’s residence and the defense ministry — the culmination of 16 weeks of protests which initially erupted on December 19, 2018, in the face of a government decision to triple the price of bread.