The midday sun blasting off the black tarmac made the street feel like an oven, but the young men drumming on the railway girders seemed oblivious to anything but making the most raucous din possible.
"This is the third time we’ve sat on this bridge," said one young demonstrator, looking down on a sea of people on the street below. "Our parents sat on it, and our grandparents sat on it. It was built by the British, and nothing has changed."
Sudan has seen three revolutions since it gained independence, in 1964, 1985, and last month, when Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year dictatorship ended in a military coup forced by massive street protests.
Today’s young revolutionaries are determined that this time,…
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