9 Apr 2019

Sudan protesters continue sit-in despite crack-down

Thousands of demonstrators in Sudan are still outside the army’s headquarters, calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down.

The protests in the capital Khartoum have continued despite attempts to break them up by militia and security forces loyal to the president, who has ruled Sudan since 1989.

There are reports that live rounds have been used on the protesters. At least 16 are thought to have been killed since Saturday, but parts of the military have rallied to their defence.

Yousra Elbagir reports.