At approximately 1450 local time (1250 UTC) on 30 December 2021, security personnel deployed tear gas to disperse several thousand anti-military demonstrators in the capital Khartoum. Authorities previously suspended internet and phone services in Khartoum ahead of the protests. Most bridges into Khartoum were also preemptively closed. Details regarding possible injuries or arrests were unavailable. Demonstrators had gathered to rally against the military’s continued influence in politics after the 25 October removal and subsequent reinstatement of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Demonstrators also opposed the ruling sovereign council’s decision earlier in the week to reinstate the powers of arrest and detention for the country’s intelligence services.