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Sudanese opposition rejects military’s plan

A Sudanese protester gestures near burning tyres used to erect a barricade on a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council handover power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 4, 2019.

A Sudanese protester gestures near burning tyres used to erect a barricade on a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council handover power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 4, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Sudan’s opposition on Tuesday rejected a plan by its military rulers to hold elections within nine months, a day after the worst bout of violence since Omar al-Bashir was ousted as President in April.

At least 35 people were killed on Monday when security forces stormed a protest camp in Khartoum.

The military council that has ruled since Mr. Bashir’s overthrow afterwards cancelled all agreements with the opposition alliance.

But Madani Abbas Madani, a leader of the alliance, said an open-ended civil disobedience campaign would continue to try to force the council from power.

“What happened — killing protesters, wounding and humiliation — was a systematic and planned matter to impose repression on the Sudanese people,” he said.

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