8 Apr 2019

Low-ranked Sudanese soldiers defy government to protect protestors in Khartoum

Parts of Sudan’s military have defended protestors from attacks by regime security forces. Demonstrations to end the 30 year rule of President Omar al-Bashir have been brutally cracked down on for months.

But during the second night of a massive protest in the capital Khartoum – lower ranked army officers, for the first time, fought back on behalf of the people.

The military elite has not abandoned President Bashir though – the Defence Minister said today the army ‘appreciates the reasons for protest’ but ‘would not allow a breakdown in security.’

Yousra Elbagir reports.