Sudan protesters urge night rallies amid standoff with army
KHARTOUM, Sudan –Sudan’s protest leaders are calling for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the ruling military.
The protest leaders said on Monday they’ve begun a “revolutionary escalation” to pressure the country’s generals to hand over power to civilians and to condemn the military’s violent dispersal of their sit-in camp in Khartoum earlier this month.
At least 128 people have died in the military’s crackdown since the June 3 dispersal.
The group representing the protesters — known as the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change — says the night rallies will begin on Tuesday and marches on Thursday.
The military, which took over after ousting longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April following mass protests, refuses to relinquish power.
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