Security forces in Sudan have fired tear gas at pro-democracy demonstrators in the latest mass protests against military rule following October’s coup.

Thousands of people in several cities took to the streets chanting anti-coup slogans and calling for the downfall of Sudan’s ruling council.

Tear gas was used to disperse crowds in the capital Khartoum and in Port Sudan.

Yesterday’s protests come two days after the resignation of the civilian Prime Minister, Abdulla Hamdok.

At least 56 people have been killed during protests so far, according to the pro-democracy Sudan Central Doctors’ Committee, which says most were shot by security forces. END.

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