Oct. 30 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Sudanese security forces have used tear gas to disperse thousands of people gathered for another weekend in the country’s capital, Khartoum, to demand an immediate transition process to a civilian government from the ruling military junta.
Sources from the Sudan Ajbar portal estimate that more than 4,000 protesters gathered in the city, most of them young, with national flags and photographs with some of the 119 who have died due to the repression by the authorities since the coup.
The demonstrators advanced towards the Republican Palace shouting “the military to the barracks” before the security forces proceeded with the dispersal operation.
There is also evidence of demonstrations in Bahri, north of the capital, where some 2,000 people gathered, and in the sister city of Omdurman, where protesters blocked the main street, according to the pan-Arab chain Al Arabiya.
On October 25, 2021, the leaders of an Army faction — which had the support of several armed groups — overthrew the transitional government established as a result of the agreement between the military and civil society forces after the fall of the former dictator. Omar Hassan al Bashir in April 2019.
However, the current military leaders, led by Abdelfatá al-Burhan, have announced a preliminary agreement to hand over power to a civilian government, but not without first obtaining guarantees about their future. Military sources have informed the Al Sharq media outlet that Al Burhan is holding a military and security meeting precisely this Sunday to discuss the security situation in the country.