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Daily Brief: November 22, 2021

Daily Brief: November 22, 2021

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Protests took place in Sudan over the weekend, before and after the deal for the reinstatement of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was announced.  The Sudanese Professionals Association and other activist groups have rejected the deal and vowed to continue to protest.  

Anti-coup protesters hit with teargas in Khartoum
Anti-coup protesters marched toward the presidential palace in Khartoum and were met with teargas fired by security forces. This came ahead of an expected meeting between General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
PM Abdalla Hamdok to be reinstated
Fadlallah Burma Nasir, head of the Umma Party, confirmed that a group of mediators has developed an agreement to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and release political prisoners detained since the coup. This comes three weeks after the coup and deadly demonstrations.

Demonstrations against Covid restrictions and vaccine mandates drew thousands of people to the streets in Europe and Australia as new lockdowns and vaccine passes begin to take effect.

Anti-restriction protests in Switzerland
An anti-Covid restriction protest took place in Zurich and drew around 2,000 people on Saturday. The protest was organized by the Mass-Voll movement.
Protests against Covid restrictions in The Hague
Protesters threw stones and fireworks at police in The Hague on Saturday and police charged the protesters and used a water cannon to put out a fire. Five officers were hurt and seven people were arrested after a rock was thrown through the windshield of an ambulance. At least 21 others were arres…
Thousands of anti-vaccine protesters march in Melbourne
Thousands of anti-vaccine protesters took to the streets of Melbourne on Saturday, but no violence was reported in the demonstration. A large police presence was reportedly monitoring two large crowds in the city.
Anti-vaccine and restriction protests in Sydney
Thousands of people took part in a freedom rally in Sydney on Saturday, but no violence was reported. Counter-protests were also reported and no arrests were made.
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