Protests planned as Sudan military tightens grip after coup

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Sudan’s pro-democracy alliance called for mass protests Saturday against the military’s takeover as the generals tighten their grip amid an outcry by the US and other Western governments.

The protests come two days after coup leader Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan reappointed himself head of the Sovereign Council, Sudan’s interim governing body.

Thursday’s move angered the pro-democracy alliance and frustrated the US and other countries that have urged the generals to reverse their coup.

The Sudanese military seized power Oct. 25, dissolving the transitional government and arresting dozens of officials and politicians. The coup has drawn international criticism and massive protests in the streets of Khartoum and elsewhere in the country.

AP

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