On 8 March 2022, thousands of people took to the streets of the capital Khartoum to denounce the country’s military rule. Women’s rights groups organized the demonstrations on International Women’s Day in collaboration with neighborhood resistance committees that have been staging pro-democracy protests. Security forces deployed tear gas to deter demonstrators as they approached the presidential palace. Several injuries were reported among the demonstrators. Additionally, a prominent pro-democracy politician was taken into custody in North Khartoum. Large-scale protests have been a common occurrence in Khartoum since the current military junta ended civilian rule in October 2021.