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Thousands rally in Sudanese capital to ‘restore’ revolution

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrated in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum on Saturday to demand the “restoration of the revolution” and better living conditions.

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On Saturday, thousands of Sudanese demanded the “restoration of the revolution” and better living conditions during demonstrations in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum.

Banners reading “Patient people are hungry” and “One people, one army” were among the protests, while also waving flags. Chanting calling for the overthrow of the transitional government was also heard.

The National Charter movement, one of the parties within the Forces for Freedom and Change coalition, on Thursday, called for mass rallies to “restore” the revolution.

“On Saturday, we will meet you in the streets in processions to restore the revolution and revive political life in Sudan,” the National Charter movement said in a statement, while referring to the Sudanese people.

Currently, Sudan is ruled by a civilian government and a Sovereign Council, which consists of 14 members. Among the 14, five, six and three representatives are from the army, the Forces for Freedom and Change coalition, and other armed groups, respectively. The latter three representatives were added in February after a peace deal was signed between the respective armed groups and the government in October 2020.

The tension between the military and civilian components of the transitional authority in Sudan has escalated for weeks, as the former criticized the latter following a failed coup attempt on September 21.

Meanwhile, demonstrations have grown in eastern Sudan since September 17 in rejection of a peace deal with rebel groups, which the local Beja tribes say marginalizes their community.

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