Sudanese says no to military rule

Protesters in Sudan have resumed their demonstration against military rule in the country, insisting on a transfer of power to a civilian government.

How long has the military been in power?
The army took power last October, putting an end to hopes of a democratic transition after months of a popular uprising that ousted autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir. Even the presidential palace in Khartoum has been a venue for demonstration as protesters continue to respond to calls from dissident groups.

What is the response from the government?
The response from the government has been to clamp down on the demonstrators. More than 80 protesters are reported to have been jailed, with many of them being tortured. There has been increasing condemnation for the use of live ammunition and tear gas by the security forces during clashes with protesters.

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