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Sudan: Dozens surf over-crowded train to join Khartoum protests02:12

Sudan: Dozens surf over-crowded train to join Khartoum protests

Sudan, Atbara
April 24, 2019 at 15:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters from the Sudanese city of Atbara travelled to Khartoum on Tuesday to join the ongoing sit-in outside of the Defence Ministry headquarters.

Dozens could be seen surfing the train which was en-route to the capital.

Around 4,000 people greeted them at the capital's main station, cheering and waving Sudan's flags.

The sit-in started on April 6, roughly a week before the military announced President Omar al-Bashir's removal from power, and has continued as protesters are now demanding a handover to civilian rule.

Bashir's removal on April 11 has fuelled a political crisis, as the protest leaders and the military have failed to reach a compromise on a transition plan.

The protests in the country, which started in Atbara, were triggered by a government decision to triple the price of bread in December, and quickly evolved into a nationwide movement against the Bashir government.

Sudan: Dozens surf over-crowded train to join Khartoum protests02:12
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Hundreds of protesters from the Sudanese city of Atbara travelled to Khartoum on Tuesday to join the ongoing sit-in outside of the Defence Ministry headquarters.

Dozens could be seen surfing the train which was en-route to the capital.

Around 4,000 people greeted them at the capital's main station, cheering and waving Sudan's flags.

The sit-in started on April 6, roughly a week before the military announced President Omar al-Bashir's removal from power, and has continued as protesters are now demanding a handover to civilian rule.

Bashir's removal on April 11 has fuelled a political crisis, as the protest leaders and the military have failed to reach a compromise on a transition plan.

The protests in the country, which started in Atbara, were triggered by a government decision to triple the price of bread in December, and quickly evolved into a nationwide movement against the Bashir government.

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