Opponents of military rule in Sudan continue to challenge coup plotters. On Saturday, December 25, tens of thousands of Sudanese were again hit by tear gas in Sudan, where authorities cut off communications after a two-month repression that killed forty-eight people.
Interim officials, led by General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Borhan, the author of the October 25 coup, arrived at the gates of the presidential palace in Khartoum and dispersed early in the evening amid allegations. .
A journalist with the Agencies France-Presse (AFP) saw the wounded being evacuated by protesters, while the Pro-Democratic Medical Association, which has been identifying victims of repression since 2018, announced that security forces had also dropped grenades and tear gas at hospitals. Attacks doctors and wounded.
Violent clashes erupted near the bridges connecting its suburbs to Khartoum, which were stopped by police, whose cranes deposited containers across structures at dawn.
Internet and telephone disconnected
In the early hours of the morning, mobile internet and telephone communications were cut off after security forces warned the Khartoum governorate on Friday. “Deal with those who cause chaos in violation of the law”, Especially around “Buildings of Strategic Sovereignty”.
Despite this imposed loneliness it scared everyone to a new violent eruption, and on Saturday they were again under the eruption of tens of thousands of Sudanese flags and protesters. Witnesses say the marches took place in its suburbs of Khartoum, in Wat Madani, 150 kilometers south of the capital Adbara, and in Port Sudan to the east.
We will not stop protesting until a civilian government is in place, and we will take to the streets as the people decide., Announces a young protester to the AFP. Not far from there, on the outskirts of the presidential palace, 31-year-old Othmane Mustapha says he wants to. “More than liberating the army” : “We want our Sudan to choose: a Sudan that will be like us, respond to our demands and give everyone equal rights.”
The Sudanese were cut off from the world
On the eve of the third anniversary of the start of the “revolution” that forced the military in 2019 to end Omar al-Bashir’s thirty-year military-Islamic dictatorship, supporters of a civilian force have shown that they can. Mobilize more. That day, security forces fired live ammunition, dropped tear gas on hundreds of thousands of people on the streets, and according to the UN, the weapon already used in the war in Darfur was: rape.
On Saturday, authorities sought another key tool: almost a month after taking office, they cut off Sudanese from the world. “Freedom of expression is a fundamental right, including full access to the Internet”, Already in the UN. Ambassador Volker Berthes recalled it and protested “No one should be arrested for wanting to protest”. Activists have been reporting sieges since Friday evening in their queue.
Apparently, around the world or almost, after his rule, General Borhan re-appointed civilian Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, but there is no government in Sudan yet, and a major force to resume international aid is essential to this country. The poorest in the world.
In addition, he promises the first free elections in July 2023, under decades of independent sixty-five years of military rule, without fully convincing the supporters of civilian power in the country. It has already been announced that the protest will resume on December 30. Sudan is mired in political stagnation and inflation of over 300%.