Sudanese block roads with burning tyres in protest against arrests
25 October 2021 | 1:37 pm
Sudanese citizens take to the streets and block the roads with burning tyres in protest against the military and the arrest of Sudan's prime minister. Armed forces detained Omar al-Bashir on October 25th over his refusal to support their "coup" after weeks of tensions between the military and civilian figures sharing power since the ouster of the autocrat.
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