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Sudanese Protesters to Escalate Rallies, No Longer Recognise Military Council

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7Dnews London - Reuters/AFP

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:29 GMT

Sudanese protest leaders on Sunday, April 21st, vowed to escalate demonstrations to confront the country's military rulers, as part of a widening campaign to push for the transfer of power to civilians.

Addressing a rally outside the Defence Ministry in central Khartoum, a protest leader said that demonstrators no longer recognised the Transitional Military Council that assumed power after the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir last week, Reuters has reported.

Earlier Sunday, protest leaders announced the suspension of talks with Sudan's military council as they urged demonstrators to intensify their protest outside the army headquarters and in other towns.

"We will continue the sit-in and we are suspending our talks with the military council," a spokesman of the protest movement Mohamed al-Amin announced in front of thousands of protesters gathered outside the army complex, as reported by AFP.

"We are treating the military council as an extension of the regime."

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