Sudanese cities rise… and crowds near the palace

Dozens killed and injured in processions calling for civilian rule

Yesterday, Thursday, Sudan’s cities witnessed mass processions against the military rule that reached the outskirts of the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum, recalling the two million movements during the 2019 uprising that imposed civilians as partners. brought. before the army returned to power last October.

The towns of Khartoum, Omdurman and Bahri, in addition to Waddamani (central), Port Sudan (east), Al-Obeid and Nyala (west), witnessed roaring processions and clashed with security forces using excessive force, killing dozens. and injuries.

Sudan’s Central Committee of Physicians, which supports democracy, announced the killing of six protesters, including a child, at the hands of the security forces, and at least four of them were injured “with bullets in the chest” or “in the head.” .”

The protesters chanted slogans calling for civilian rule, and some carried banners calling for retribution for those killed in previous protests.

This is the first time in months that authorities have shut down internet and telephone services to deal with months of protests.

Reuters quoted eyewitnesses as saying that security forces fired tear gas and water cannons in central Khartoum in an attempt to prevent the growing crowd from moving towards the presidential palace, injuring dozens of protesters.

The crowd in Khartoum and its sister cities, Omdurman and Bahri, ran into the tens of thousands. In Omdurman, eyewitnesses reported incidents involving tear gas and gunfire as security forces prevented protesters from entering Khartoum.
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