Sudan unrest: latest updates – CNN

Earlier this month, an undercover CNN team in Khartoum witnessed the brutal crackdown on protests which began over a rise in the cost of living but have escalated into a push for President Omar al-Bashir’s removal.

At demonstrations in a residential area of the capital in mid-March, CNN filmed the indiscriminate violence that has become synonymous with Sudan’s security forces.

Soon after one rally started, national security agents descended on the crowds, sending people scattering into alleyways and neighborhood homes.

We sought refuge in a nearby safe house, where a local family provides shelter to protesters – and people like us – who are trying to avoid detection. Getting caught could have meant death.

People spoke in hushed tones as they dashed quickly through the gates and inside, one whispering “God protect us” as they locked the door.

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