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Internet cuts in Sudanese capital prior to anti-democratic movement

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KHARTOUM — Prior to the anti-democratic movement, security forces were heavily deployed in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, and Internet services were cut off, a Reuters reporter said.

Witnesses and activists said security forces fired a large amount of tear gas at the Cartum protest point as some demonstrators began to gather. According to witnesses, protesters blocked some of the city's main boulevards with stones and burning tires.

The main rally was expected to start late in the morning.

The protests defeated long-time autonomous government ruler Omar Albasir during the 2019 uprising, leading to a large-scale arrangement to share power between civilian groups and the military. To commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the demo.

Last October, military leaders overthrew the interim government in a coup, calling on the military to stop politics, triggering a mass rally that lasted more than eight months.

After the military takeover, obvious efforts to thwart protests have extended the internet outage.

On condition of anonymity, staff from two private telecommunications companies in Sudan said authorities had ordered the Internet to shut down again on Thursday.

Security forces have also closed the bridge over the Nile River between Cartum and its twin cities, Omdurman and Bari.

Recently, there are daily protests in the neighborhood for the rally on Thursday.

On Wednesday, medical personnel along the protests said security forces shot and killed a child during a protest in Bari, bringing the number of protesters killed since the coup to 103. ..

There was no immediate comment. Peaceful protests are allowed and casualties will be investigated by authorities who previously said. (Report by El Tayeb Siddig and Khalid Abdelaziz, Written by Aidan Lewis, Edited by Toby Chopra and Alex Richardson)