Tens of thousands of Sudanese on Tuesday went into the streets of the capital Khartoum to demand swift political change and the establishment of a civilian government.
The protesters called for the establishment of a parliament and an independent judiciary, as well as reforms of the security forces, while heavily armed soldiers and police officers lined the streets of the capital.
The day of the mass protests marks the 31-year-anniversary of the military coup that brought former president Omar al-Bashir to power.
The volatile nation in the Horn of Africa has experienced a rocky political transition since the ouster of autocrat al-Bashir in April 2019.
Sudan has since late 2019 been led by a transitional government made up of military and civil representatives, which has implemented various reforms, but overall made slow progress towards democratisation.
Al-Bashir was meanwhile convicted in late 2019 on corruption charges, but never tried for alleged crimes against humanity committed under his rule.
Protests also demanded an independent investigation into violence committed by security forces during a mass sit-in and protests in 2019 that led to al-Bashir’s ouster and the establishment of an interim government.
Edited By: Halima Sheji/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)