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.