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Tear gas fired in Khartoum as thousands rally against Sudan coup

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Sudanese security forces fired tear gas on Thursday in an attempt to disperse thousands of demonstrators who braved a tight lockdown to protest against an October 25 coup, AFP correspondents reported.

Demonstrators reached within a few hundred meters (yards) of the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum, headquarters of military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, before troops, police and paramilitary units launched multiple tear gas canisters into the crowd.

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Witnesses reported similar anti-coup protests in Madani, south of the capital, and the cities of Kassala and Port Sudan in the east.

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