Sudanese Security Forces Fire Tear Gas, Arrest Dozens of Anti-Coup Protesters

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and arrested dozens of anti-coup protesters on Nov. 7.

Protester Mosab Abdalla told AFP News that security forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowds of pro-democracy demonstrators who were demanding the military government to step down after the coup last month.

“We will continue to fight until the government is handed over to civilians,” another protester Asser Ahmed told AFP News.

Security forces also arrested around 87 teachers who took part of the anti-coup protests, according to the Sudanese Professional Association (SPA).

SPA said that one of the arrested teachers had a broken leg.

“The prosecutor has refused to grant bail to detainees so far,” SPA also said.

The teachers carried out the protest outside the Ministry of Education in capital Khartoum, where hundreds rallied at several demonstrations in the city.

Rallies also took place in the cities of Omdurman, Wad Madni, and Atbara.

Protesters set up barricades on the streets and set car tires ablaze as part of the two-day civil disobedience campaign after the military took over in October.

The demonstrations come as an Arab League delegation arrived in Khartoum to hold talks to “resolve the disagreements” between the military and civilians.

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