- Title: Sudanese celebrate uprising anniversary, demand justice for victims
- Date: 19th December 2019
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, SANAA ABBAS, SAYING: "I am happy. I am very, very happy because the revolution has achieved three quarters of its demands. Very few things are left and we are waiting patiently." PROTESTERS GATHERED PROTESTERS HOLDING FLAGS
- Embargoed: 2nd January 2020 23:00
- Keywords: Khartoum Omar al-Bashir Sudan anniversary of uprising march protesters
- Location: KHARTOUM, SUDAN
- City: KHARTOUM, SUDAN
- Country: Sudan
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA003BAN8UO7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of thousands of people marched in cities across Sudan on Thursday (December 19) to celebrate the first anniversary of the start of the uprising that toppled long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir and demand justice for people killed in protests.
Waving national flags and chanting slogans, marchers vowed to press on with the political transition that stemmed from the protests that began on Dec. 19 last year in the city of Atbara, and led to the military deposing Bashir on April 11.
Thousands chanted in Freedom Square, which protesters took over in the capital Khartoum in July and where Bashir held a big rally in his last months in power.
A Sudanese court on Saturday (December 14) convicted Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the former president.
Some protesters waved posters of Abdalla Hamdok, Sudan's civilian prime minister who heads a technocratic government.
(Production: Mohamed Eissa, Mai Shams Eldin, Nadeen Ebrahim)
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