Sudan: Thousands gather to celebrate revolution anniversary, call to protect gains

Thousands of Sudanese took to streets all over the country on Friday, as seen in footage from the city of Atbara, to mark first anniversary of the revolution which led to the resignation of former President Omar al-Bashir. «We are revolutionaries, free people and we'll carry on this path,» chanted demonstrators as they marched. «This revolution is the most determined in Sudan's political history... Еще. The Sudanese people sacrificed a lot to live this day,» said Hanadi Seddiq Abdullah, a writer at the Al-Sudaniya newspaper. Chants reached peak in Atbara when thousands of participants arrived by train from other cities. «We'd like revolution to continue, so it uproots the defunct regime. We call on revolutionaries to protect the revolution,» said a demonstrator. «The Sudanese people stand with the transitional government, there is no going back to the previous era,» said Abdullah. The revolution, which started in December 2018, led to the ouster of long-time leader Omar Al-Bashir in a coup on April 11 of this year. Pro-democracy protesters in a months-long stand-off with the military which led to a power sharing deal and a plan to transition to a civilian-led government by 2022.

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