Nationwide demonstrations in Sudan continued for the second consecutive day on Friday, with protesters staging sit-ins across the country against the military leadership that seized power in October last year.
Citizens gathered again near the presidential palace in Khartoum a day after people were killed during mass rallies that are staged against the military takeover which is led by army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.
“The people want to bring down Burhan,” activists chanted as they were carrying photos of people killed the previous day.
Sudan has been in turmoil since the country’s military dismissed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s transitional government, a move decried by political commentators as a “military coup.”
The United Nations, African Union and regional bloc IGAD have tried to facilitate talks between the generals and civilians, but those arrangements have been boycotted by leaders of the main civilian factions.
Hundreds of people have since been killed in protests, according to Sudanese doctors, while more than 200 cops and soldiers were also injured in the clashes, local police said.