On Sunday, June 30, the 30th anniversary of the coup that put Omar Al-Bashir in power in Sudan, thousands of people took to the streets demanding that the country be led by a civilian – now that Bashir is gone.
Military generals and protest leaders traded blame for the escalation into violence – with security forces using tear gas and live fire against the protesters. The number of deaths also varies, depending on who you ask, from six to 11. Bashir was ousted by the military in April, following months of popular protest. Since then, a transitional military council has run Sudan.
CGTN’s Yasser Hakim has a report from Cairo.
- Azaz Elshami is a human rights advocate.
- Ambassador David Shinn is the former deputy chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Sudan.
- Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a writer and a social advocate.
- Mohamed Ahmed is a member of the Sudanese diaspora in the U.S.
Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan’s Bashir was destined to fall: @Reuters interviewed a dozen sources with direct knowledge of events leading up to the coup to piece together how Bashir finally lost his grip on power https://t.co/Nujtf9rWJ0 pic.twitter.com/sHNxWQQ6Jj
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 3, 2019
— RT (@RT_com) July 3, 2019
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) July 3, 2019