Pro-Democracy Protests Continue In Sudan

Sudanese protesters write graffiti on a billboard during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weeks long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders.
Sudanese protesters write graffiti on a billboard during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weeks long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. Hussein Malla / AP Photo
Sudanese protesters write graffiti on a billboard during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weeks long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders.
Sudanese protesters write graffiti on a billboard during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weeks long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. Hussein Malla / AP Photo

Pro-Democracy Protests Continue In Sudan

Tens of thousands of people protested in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Sunday, and at least seven were killed. In December of last year, anti-government protests erupted across Sudan, and in April, former Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, who held power for 30 years, was overthrown. Protest leaders subsequently began negotiations with the transitional military power. After seemingly making progress, on June 3, at least 100 protesters participating in a pro-democracy sit-in were killed, reportedly by military security forces. Protesters continue to push for a civilian-led government, as international parties — including the African Union, the United States and the European Union — put pressure on the transitional military power to peacefully relinquish power. Joining us for analysis of the ongoing protests in Sudan is Amal Hassan Fadlalla. Fadlalla is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and author of a recent book on Sudan titled “Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship.”