Photos: Sudan Protests Lead to the Removal of President Omar al-Bashir

Anti-government protests in Sudan have built since the end of last year, with furious demonstrators calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down. Sharply rising food prices and economic mismanagement have driven the recent uprisings against al-Bashir, who has been in power since 1989. Last weekend, a sit-in protest was organized in the capital city of Khartoum. It was met by attacks from some security forces—not the national army—which reportedly killed more than eight demonstrators. Thousands remained in place to continue the protest, and earlier today, Sudan’s defense minister announced that al-Bashir had been detained and that a military council would take over for a transitional period. Protest organizers are now calling on their supporters to remain in the streets until power is handed over to a civilian government.

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