Sudanese mark anniversary of anti-Bashir uprising

Protests in Sudan's capital and across the country on Saturday demanded a faster pace to democratic reforms, in demonstrations that marked the two-year anniversary of the uprising that led to the military's ouster of strongman Omar al-Bashir.
The protests come amid rising tensions between military and civilian members of Sudan's transitional government, which was set up after al-Bashir's arrest in April 2019 and has promised sweeping reforms.
In the capital of Khartoum, protester Mosaab al-Shraif said he took part in the demonstrations to pressure the transitional government to carry out the demands of the 2018 uprising.
"We've come out to fulfill the demands of our revolution that have not been fulfilled and bring down all of them," he said in a reference to al-Bashir's legacy.
Tensions have largely centered on the Sudanese military's economic assets, over which the civilian-run finance ministry does not have control.
Saturday's "million-man march" was called by the Sudanese Professionals' Association, and the so-called Resistance Committees, which were instrumental in leading protests against al-Bashir and demanding the army generals who replaced him share power with civilian officials.
Security forces closed off major roads and streets leading to government and military headquarters in Khartoum ahead of the protests.
Footage circulating online Saturday showed thousands of protesters marching in Khartoum and its twin city, Omdurman, as well as in other cities across the country.
Protesters set tires ablaze in some areas in the capital.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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