“It Has Fallen, We Won” – Citizens Rejoice As Omar al-Bashir Steps Down As Sudanese President
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has reportedly stepped down after months of protests, government sources reveal.
A military council is expected to replace him.
On Thursday, anti-government protesters marched through the streets of Khartoum chanting anti-Bashir slogans.
Protesters outside the defence ministry chanted:
“It has fallen, we won.”
Sudan has been rocked by months of anti-government protests. Bashir would be the second leader in Africa to quit amid nationwide protests this month, following Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation, reports Bloomberg.
Earlier Thursday there were reports of military vehicles surrounding the presidential palace as well as the TV building.
Sudan state television said on Thursday that the armed forces would make an important announcement soon, amid speculation that a coup attempt could be underway against President Omar Al Bashir following months of protests against his 30-year rule.