Sudan gears up for mass protest against generals


People march during a demonstration against military rule in the Bashdar area of el-Diam district of Sudan’s capital Khartoum on June 16, 2022. A mass rally is expected today, with protesters set to demand the reversal of an October military coup that prompted foreign governments to slash aid, deepening a chronic economic crisis. – AFP pic, June 30, 2022.

ACTIVISTS in Sudan have called for mass rallies today to demand the reversal of an October military coup that prompted foreign governments to slash aid, deepening a chronic economic crisis.

The protests come on the anniversary of a previous coup in 1989, which toppled the country’s last elected civilian government and ushered in three decades of iron-fisted rule by Islamist-backed general Omar al-Bashir.


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