21-05-2022 09:50 PM Jerusalem Timing

Sudan’s Bashir: Protests Sought to Topple Regime

Sudan’s Bashir: Protests Sought to Topple Regime

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday said deadly protests over fuel-price increases last month were part of an effort to topple his regime

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday said deadly protests over fuel-price increases last month were part of an effort to topple his regime.
  
"After we announced the latest economic measures they said this is a chance to overthrow Ingaz," he said in a reference to his government which took power in a 1989 coup. "They brought agents, thieves and hijackers, and they said Khartoum will be overthrown," he said in eastern Sudan, without specifying exactly who "they" are.
  
"But Khartoum could not be overthrown because it was guarded by God," he said in a speech broadcast live on national radio. Bashir has previously spoken of "conspiracies" linked to the demonstrations and his Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed claimed foreign links to "criminal" acts which allegedly occurred during the protests.