07/02/2019 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – Protests resumed Sunday in Sudan despite belief that they might have been ended due to governmental crackdowns. In this latest round of protests, thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of Khartoum and other cities throughout Sudan. Again however, during these protests, Sudanese civilians were putting their lives at risk in order to gain freedom and control over their government. At least 7 protesters were killed on Sunday, and another 181 were reported as injured.
The current government, the Transitional Military Council (TMC), has been in power since April when they conducted a bloodless coup of then president, Omar al-Bashir. Since then, they have been in talk with the opposition and protest leaders about transitioning to a more democratic form of government. However, it has been anything but a peaceful process. In early June, more than 100 protesters were killed during a sit-in outside the military complex in Khartoum. Other protests have been broken up with gunfire and violence by the military.
Despite this, the protests continue. The Sudanese people will continue to protest to gain their freedom and control over their own government. This is something that they did not have during the 30-year reign of Omar al-Bashir, and are in fear of losing if they let this current regime continue unopposed.
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