Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets of the capital Khartoum and other cities across the country on Thursday to protest against the military coup and soaring prices for electricity, fuel and bread.
Sudanese were again in the streets of the country. This time, not only to call for the restoration of civilian regime.
The protest movement has gained fresh momentum as citizens begin feeling the crunch of steep hikes in energy and food prices while Sudan’s currency has lost a quarter of its value.
Billions of dollars in foreign aid were suspended by Western countries and international financing institutions after the Oct. 25 coup and military commanders have yet to appoint a prime minister to tackle the economic crisis.
“The living circumstances are unbearable, to the point of hunger and the inability to afford medical treatment and education, and so we must remove this regime,” said a protester.
“The economic situation is catastrophic. The military has impoverished Sudan,” another protester said, adding “we will remain in the street to bring them down.”