Cartoon captures defiant mood of Sudanese people after coup

Sudanese cartoonist Khalid Albaih drew this cartoon after the army announced the removal of Omar Bashir and declared a three-month state of emergency.

(CNN)The cartoon shows Sudan's Defense Minister sitting in the chair from which he addressed the nation on state TV to explain the military's takeover of the country.

But this time Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf is flanked by intelligence chief Salah Abdallah Gosh and Mohammed Hamdan Dogolo, aka "Hemeti," the head of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, with Omar Bashir, the dictator ousted in Thursday's coup, peeking over the top of the chair.
Khalid Albaih, the Sudanese artist and political cartoonist who drew the image and shared it on Facebook and Twitter, told CNN he wanted to send a message to the military leaders: "Thank you for protecting the people and doing your job. Now let the people do their job."
This is a view shared by many in the Sudanese diaspora who are afraid of the consequences for constitutional civil rights and freedoms after a military council dissolved the government, suspended the country's constitution and declared a three-month state of emergency.
    The military said it would remain in control for at least two years to oversee a "transition of power."
    "The protests will continue and I will continue drawing," Albaih, who lives in Cope