A demonstration in Khartoum . and security used tear gas to disperse it

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrated today, Sunday, in the streets of the capital, to demand again the civil government and the release of the detainees, while the security forces confronted them near the presidential palace in the center of Khartoum with tear gas.

Protesters went out in thearea of Al-Dim, in the center of the capital, at the invitation of the resistance committees of the residential neighborhoods, carrying Sudanese flags and images of the victims of the demonstrations, and they went to the presidential palace in front of the police forces confronted them.

On the other hand, dozens of supporters of former President Omar al-Bashir’s regime gathered in front of the court complex in central Khartoum, and carried banners saying “No to the politicization of justice”, and they also brought pictures of some symbols of the Bashir regime, led by former Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour.

Inside the compound, Ghandour is tried, along with nine leaders of the dissolved National Congress Party, on charges of attempting to overthrow the regime. In July 2020, Sudanese authorities announced that they had foiled a coup attempt led by soldiers and civilians.

The demonstrations on Sunday come when the UN human rights expert in Sudan Adama Diang begins his first official visit to the country, “a month after the visit was postponed at the request of the Sudanese authorities”, according to the site. web of the United Nations.

During the visit, Diang will meet Sudanese government officials, representatives of civil society organizations and human rights defenders.

Diang expressed his concern last week after the killing of two protesters, one of whom was a minor, during demonstrations against army measures in the capital.

Sudan has witnessed continuous protests, interspersed with riots and violence, since last 25 October.

Although police have consistently denied the use of live bullets against protesters, Sudan’s Central Medical Committee says 81 people have been killed since the protests began.

For its part, the police say that an officer was stabbed by demonstrators during the recent protests, which led to his death, as well as the wounding of dozens of security officers.

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