AA / Khartoum, Sudan / Mohammed Amin
Thousands of people on Tuesday took to the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum and other cities across the country to demand full civilian government.
Protesters carried banners denouncing the military and pictures of those killed in protests against the October 25 military takeover, the Anatolian Agency correspondent reported.
Witnesses said police fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to reach the presidential palace in Khartoum.
“Police and security forces have used widespread tear gas against us, but we will continue to protest,” said Sana Ali, a Khartoum protester. “They will not succeed in intimidating us,” he added.
Protests erupted on Tuesday following the resignation of caretaker Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock after two years in power.
The latter, in a televised speech, acknowledged that co-operation between the military and civilians could not ensure change and lay the foundation for the establishment of civilian rule and democracy.
* Translated by Mourad Belhaj from English