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Sudan army ranks seem to be tilting towards protestors: analysts

Sudan army ranks seem to be tilting towards protestors: analysts

Support within Sudan for embattled President Omar al-Bashir seems be waning as some ranks in the army, a major pillar of his three decades in power, appear to be tilting towards the demonstrators, analysts say.

Tear gas, gun fire outside army HQ as Sudan protests press on

Tear gas, gun fire outside army HQ as Sudan protests press on

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas early Tuesday at thousands of anti-government protesters who had been demonstrating outside army headquarters for a third straight night, but soldiers intervened firing in the air, witnesses said.

Sudan army deploys as protesters keep pressure on Bashir

Sudan army deploys as protesters keep pressure on Bashir

Sudan's army deployed around its Khartoum headquarters Monday as thousands of protesters urging the military to back calls for leader Omar al-Bashir's resignation defied tear gas to demonstrate for a third day, witnesses said.

Thousands of Sudanese protesters hold second day of sit-in outside Bashir's compound

Thousands of Sudanese protesters hold second day of sit-in outside Bashir's compound

Thousands of protesters held a sit-in outside Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's residence in central Khartoum on Sunday, having camped there overnight following the biggest demonstration in months of protests against his 30-year rule

Sudan's Bashir says protest demands 'legitimate'

Sudan's Bashir says protest demands 'legitimate'

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday acknowledged the "legitimate" demands of anti-government protesters, while blaming several deaths on the actions of political groups.

Hundreds protest in Sudan, keep up pressure on Bashir

Hundreds protest in Sudan, keep up pressure on Bashir

Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets in and near Sudan's capital Khartoum on Monday, continuing a three-month wave of demonstrations that has posed the most serious challenge yet to President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule.

Protesters hold rallies for jobless Sudanese: witnesses

Protesters hold rallies for jobless Sudanese: witnesses

Crowds of protesters rallied Sunday in Sudan to show solidarity with the unemployed, witnesses said, amid an economic crisis that has fuelled months of demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir's rule.

Sudan opposition to keep up protests despite emergency

Sudan opposition to keep up protests despite emergency

Sudan's main opposition party on Saturday dismissed President Omar al-Bashir's declaration of a state of emergency, saying protesters would keep up their campaign until his three-decade rule was ended.

Sudanese fruit seller dies choking on tear gas fired at protesters

Sudanese fruit seller dies choking on tear gas fired at protesters

A Sudanese fruit seller died on Sunday after choking on tear gas fired at protesters in the market where he worked in Khartoum, his family members told Reuters.

Sudan police break up protests as Bashir backers plan rally

Sudan police break up protests as Bashir backers plan rally

Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters in Sudan's capital planning to march on the presidential palace, witnesses said, as backers of President Omar al-Bashir announced their own rally for next week.

Sudan forces fire tear gas at protesters trying to deliver anti-government petition

Sudan forces fire tear gas at protesters trying to deliver anti-government petition

Sudanese security forces on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters who were trying to deliver an anti-government petition to the local headquarters of President Omar al-Bashir's ruling party in Port Sudan, a witness said.

Sudan restricts social media access to counter protest movement

Sudan restricts social media access to counter protest movement

Sudanese authorities are blocking access to popular social media platforms used to organise and broadcast nationwide anti-government protests triggered by an economic crisis, internet users say.