Amal Hassan Fadlalla, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and Anthropology, Interviewed by Worldview
Tens of thousands of people protested in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Sunday, and at least seven were killed. In December of last year, anti-government protests erupted across Sudan, and in April, former Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, who held power for 30 years, was overthrown. Protest leaders subsequently began negotiations with the transitional military power. After seemingly making progress, on June 3, at least 100 protesters participating in a pro-democracy sit-in were killed, reportedly by military security forces. Protesters continue to push for a civilian-led government, as international parties — including the African Union, the United States and the European Union — put pressure on the transitional military power to peacefully relinquish power.