- Title: Sudanese celebrate uprising anniversary, demand justice for victims
- Date: 19th December 2019
- Summary: KHARTOUM, SUDAN (DECEMBER 19, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING WITH BANNERS AND FLAGS PROTESTERS CLAPPING AND WAVING SUDANESE FLAG PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER ON TOP OF MOVING VEHICLE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, FATMA ALI, SAYING: "Most things have been achieved. There is still a deep state that needs to be dismantled. They are fighting, in transportation, the economy and the dollar rate. Those responsible need to be judged and held accountable. The money needs to be returned, that of which is outside and inside of Sudan." PROTESTERS WALKING WITH FLAGS PROTESTERS MARCHING PROTESTERS GATHERED (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, FATMA ALI, SAYING: "Thank god, the revolution is moving towards the right direction. But there is still more to be done in the state. We are asking about those responsible. Where are they and why are they not being punished? Those who are corrupt, such as (former president Omar) Al-Bashir. He should not be treated like a president. Al-Bashir belongs on trial at The Hague. How can he come here in a car, waving and acting like a president?"
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- 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: LVA001BAN8UO7
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- 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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