Sudan … Protesters block two oil export and import lines in Port Sudan

The site web “Sudan Tribune” reported today, Saturday, that tribes supporting what it described as the “path of the East” included in the pace they mobilized thousands of people to support the path and civilian government, and held a conference that recommended the adoption of autonomy for the regions of the country.

The site states that the mobilization arrives “in response to the leader of the Hadandawa tribe, Muhammad Turk, whose supporters are closing Kassala and Port Sudan airports, seaports and roads linking eastern Sudan and the capital, Khartoum, in an effort to pressure the government to implement his requests “.

And (Sudan Tribune) cited eyewitnesses that thousands of supporters of the Supreme Council of the Native Administration in eastern Sudan, which includes about 17 tribes, gathered in thearea of Shibmob of the state of Kassala to support the eastern path and civil government.

This comes after dozens of protesters closed two oil export and import lines in Port Sudan today Saturday.

Sudanese Minister of Energy and Oil, Jaden Ali Obeid, said the protesters have completely closed the port of Port Sudan, and in foreground were the lines of export and import of oil, which comes from the state of South Sudan via the oil-rich city of Rabk, from there to Khartoum.

He called on the government to find urgent solutions to the crisis to stop the port.

The Minister of Energy and Oil explained that the closure of the demonstrators also affected the pumps that pump oil products in Khartoum, which will lead to a shortage of fuel in the coming days.

The minister called on the government to take urgent action to find solutions to this crisis, especially as its economic and social impact is significant on the life of the Sudanese citizen.

And last week, protesters blocked the road connecting Port Sudan to the rest of the country.

Eastern Sudan includes the Red Sea states, Kassala and Gedaref, and is one of the poorest regions in the country.

A week ago, Beja groups, led by Al-Amin Turk, closed the main roads connecting eastern Sudan with the rest of the cities, prompting several calls to end their protest movement.

Port Sudan includes the country’s main ports, which it relies on to import around 70% of its food and oil needs.

Among the most important requests of these protesters is the cancellation of the East Sudan trail concluded in the agreement pace of Juba, the dissolution of the committee for the dismantling of the Brotherhood, which enjoys wide popular and official support, the dissolution of the current government and the formation of a military council to govern the country for a limited transitional period followed by free elections.

railway closures

This is what the Supreme Council of Beja Opticals and Independent Verticals in eastern Sudan announced today Saturday the closure of the railways at Haya station by what it called “revolutionaries of the east”. in implementation of the directives of the board.

THE media of the council said – on its Facebook page – that the gasoline line that transports from Haya to Khartoum has also been closed, according to the same instructions. The council’s legal adviser said yesterday that there is a tendency to close the Port Sudan pipeline to the Al-Jili refinery.

The speaker of the Supreme Council of Beja Opticals and Independent Ambulances, Abdullah Obshar, said that the government is provoking the citizens of the east, so it is taking escalation measures, including the closure of the railways.

Obshar explained that the oil minister felt that the closure of the railways would not affect the transportation of oil from Port Sudan, and this is a provocative issue.

Abdullah Obshar added: “The minister has no choice but to transfer oil” via Bluetooth or WhatsApp and we will not open the railways, “noting that in the next few days we will see changes of scale. The closure of seaports and roads linking Sudan eastern and the capital, Khartoum, entered the seventh consecutive day, in a plan to put pressure on the transitional government.

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