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Hundreds rally in Sudan against coup, tribal violence

Sudanese women chant slogans during an anti-coup demonstration in the Bashdar station area in southern Khartoum, on Tuesday. - AFP
Sudanese women chant slogans during an anti-coup demonstration in the Bashdar station area in southern Khartoum, on Tuesday. - AFP

KHARTOUM: Hundreds of protesters rallied on Tuesday against last year's military coup in Sudan and a recent spike in tribal violence which killed more than 100 people, AFP correspondents said.


Sudan's main civilian group, the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), which was ousted in the coup, had called for mass demonstrations with hashtags urging co-existence and a "unified nation".


In the capital Khartoum, demonstrators were seen carrying the Sudanese flag while chanting "Sudan is a nation for all people!"


Protesters also chanted "No to tribalism and no regionalism!" while others called on the military "to go back to barracks", according to a correspondent.


Senior civilian politicians including Mohamed al Fekki and ex-minister Khaled Omar Youssef, were seen at the demonstrations.


The two men, key leaders of the FFC, were among civilian officials who have been removed from power since the coup.


Some pro-democracy activists and protesters were opposed to the FFC's participation, saying the rallies should not be overshadowed by partisan motives, AFP correspondents said. -- AFP


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