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When Stadiums Become Venues for Dissent

Austin Duckworth
Board of Contributors
Jan 28, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
President Omar al Bashir has held the reins of power in Sudan since a coup in 1989. Persistent protests over economic conditions in the country are putting his government under pressure.

Sudanese President Omar al Bashir speaks during a meeting with police officials at the headquarters of the "police house" in the capital Khartoum on Dec. 30, 2018. Al Bashir urged the police to abstain from using excessive force against protesters while the United Nations called for an investigation into deaths during violent anti-government demonstrations in the country.

(ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

In a twist on the athlete-led political statements seen at some sporting events, spectators in Sudan have turned recent soccer matches into a venue of protest....

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