Democracy Sudan Protesters Begin Strike as Conflict With Generals Worsens

Democracy Sudan Protesters Begin Strike as Conflict With Generals Worsens

Democracy

Pro-democracy groups began two days of strikes and civil disobedience in Sudan on Tuesday, a day after security forces fired live rounds and used tear gas to disperse protesters in some of the deadliest clashes since a military coup last year.

At least seven people were killed and hundreds injured in clashes on Monday as security forces repelled crowds attempting to advance on the presidential palace in Khartoum. The standoff marked a major escalation in tensions between the coup leaders and the growing protest movement, as diplomatic efforts to end the unrest faltered.

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