A day after firing on demonstrators demanding civilian rule, reportedly killing 35 people, Sudan’s military rulers said they were canceling negotiations with protesters, instead announcing plans to hold elections in nine months. The Transitional Military Council ended the three-decade rule of President Omar al-Bashir in April amid anti-government protests, but demonstrations continued, demanding that the military hand power to civilians.
Where might this lead? The council promised to investigate yesterday’s violence in Khartoum, but said demonstrators shared the blame. Said one protest leader, “Now the situation is either them or us.”
Read OZY’s look at Sudan’s female protesters.