The New York Times | ‘Just Fall, That’s All’ — Sudan Protests Seeking Al-Bashir’s Ouster Gain Momentum

KAMPALA, Uganda — Protests in Sudan reached a new stage over the weekend, as tens of thousands of people demonstrated in front of army headquarters in Khartoum to demand the departure of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has wielded authoritarian power for three decades.

In what may signal a significant development, some soldiers appeared to be supporting the demonstration by protecting protesters from other security forces intent on dispersing them, one protester recounted Sunday afternoon in an interview.

The protests began in Decemberamid food shortages and rising prices and quickly emerged as a mass movement across the country united by the demand that Mr. al-Bashir step down.