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Sudan coup: Teachers tear-gassed at protest in Capital, Khartoum

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas at dozens of teachers who took part in protests for democracy in the capital, Khartoum.

the security forces reportedly arrested many teachers.

overnight protesters erected barricades during the first of two days of planned civil disobedience to protest last month’s coup.

They demand that the military government resign and allow a peaceful transition to civilian government.

demonstrations take place as Arab League mediators arrive in Khartoum for talks to try to defuse the crisis.

The civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok remains under house arrest and is under pressure from the military to cooperate with them, reports BBC news from the capital.

Last month, the coup leader General Abdel Fattah alBurhan dissolved the civilian arm of the government’s power-sharing agreement, arrested civilian leaders, and declared a state of emergency.

Disruptions to the internet had left some people unaware of the two-day civil disobedience action but teachers turned out to protest near the education ministry.”We organized a silent stand against the decisions by Burhan outside the ministry of education,” Mohamed al-Amin, a geography teacher, told AFP news agency.

“Police later came and fired tear gas at us though we were simply standing on the streets and carrying banners.”

In Khartoum North, security forces patrolled major streets carrying sticks and tear gas grenades, Reuters added.

SourceAFP, BBC