Protesters urge night rallies amid standoff with army
Sudan’s protest leaders are calling for night time demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the ruling military.
The protest leaders said on Monday they’ve begun a “revolutionary escalation” to pressure the country’s generals to hand over power to civilians and to condemn the military’s violent dispersal of their sit-in camp in Khartoum earlier this month.
At least 128 people have died in the military’s crackdown since the June 3 dispersal.
The group representing the protesters – known as the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change – says the night rallies will begin tonight (yesterday) and marches on Thursday.
The military, which took over after ousting long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April following mass protests, refuses to relinquish power.