Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Sudan Sunday chanting "civilian rule, civilian rule" as police fired tear gas in Khartoum, amid international calls for restraint to avoid a new deadly crackdown.
Thousands of Sudanese protesters performed the weekly Muslim prayers outside army headquarters on Friday, a day after vast crowd of demonstrators flooded Khartoum to demand the military rulers cede power.
Thousands of protesters demanding an end to military rule flocked to the sit-in outside Sudan's Defense Ministry on Friday, in the biggest turnout in the center of the capital since last week when former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted and a military council took over.
Sudanese protesters have hardened their stand, demanding a transitional military council be scrapped and immediately replaced with civilian rule as they refused to end a days-long sit-in outside army headquarters Tuesday.
Sudan's military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday as activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters.