Sudanese security forces fire tear gas at anti-coup protesters | Protests News

Sudanese security forces have dozens of protesters and fired tear gas at several anti-coup demonstrations, as protesters in different cities joined An call for two days of civil disobedience and a strike campaign against last months military taking over.

hundreds of anti-coup protesters gathered on Sunday in the capital, Khartoum, as well as in his twins city of Omdurman, Wad Madani in the south and the north city of Atbara.

the Sudanese military, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, in taken into custody power on October 25 – Dissolution of the transitional government and arrest of dozens of government officials and politicians.

The international community has since accelerated mediation efforts to find a way out of the crisis, die threatens to further destabilize the country already troubled horn of Africa region.

Pro-democracy protests have taken place since the coup of 25 October, but are met by a deadly to manhandle. At least 14 protesters have been killed and about 300 injured, according to the independent Central Committee of Sudanese doctors.

a teacher union said on On Sunday, security forces used tear gas at the ministry of education building for State of Khartoum to break up as-in staged to oppose any transfer to military appointees. some 87 people were arrested, it said.

“We organized a silent booth against the decisions by al-Burhan outside the Ministry of Education,” Mohamed al-Amin, a geography teacher, told the AFP news bureau.

“The police came later and fired tear gas” us although we just stood on the streets and carry banners,” he said.

In the Burri neighborhood of Khartoum and over the river in the ombada area of Omdurman, police also tear gas used to break up protests, witnesses said.

The teachers meeting came after the military replace heads of departments of the Ministry of Education, as part of sweep changes the made in multiple sectors.

“The protest rejects the return” of remains of the old regime” of deposed president Omar al-Bashir, the teachers union said in a Facebook post.

Sunday’s rallies followed calls for civil disobedience made by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), an umbrella of labor unions die were instrumental in the protests of 2018-2019 die the old leader al-Bashir. overthrown in April 2019.

“The Sudanese people have rejected military coup d’état,” said the SPA on Twitter, vowed “no negotiation, no partnership, no legitimacy” and urged protesters to avoid confrontation with the security forces.

The SPA spread its latest profession via text messages to bypass internet outages since the coup.

Protesters have been piling up since the end of Saturday up bricks and big slabs to block streets in Khartoum and neighboring cities.

By Sunday morning, some shops were still open but others were closed in Khartoum and its sister cities of Omdurman and Khartoum North, according to witnesses.

Some hospitals and medical staff worked normally, while others did on strike.

Hiba Morgan of Al Jazeera, reports from Khartoum that many barricades have been erected by protesters to hinder movement in the capital had been dismantled by the security forces and by burgers.

“Protesters say these barricades have become a symbol” of their resistance to the military acquisition,” she says.

The latest resistance efforts came almost two weeks after al-Burhan de government as well as the ruling joint military-Civil Sovereign Council die had to lead the country to full civilian rule.

Al-Burhan also declared a state of state of emergency and arrested Sudan’s civilian leadership.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was briefly detained but later placed under effective control house arrest.

Al-Burhan met with a delegation of the Arab League, state television reported on Sunday, without giving further details.

the Arab League, die has called for Sudanese parties hold on to democratic transition after army took over power, had said on Saturday that it would send a high-level delegation to Khartoum.

On Thursday the military four civilians released of to be government but otherwise key figures remain in detention.

The same day, security forces arrested other civilian leaders in near a United Nations building in Khartoum after their meeting with UN Special Representative in Sudan Volker Perthes.

“We call on the military leadership to stop met arresting politicians and activists and to stop met committing human rights violations,” said Perthes in a statement on Friday.

The military takeover fueled international sentencing, including budget cuts and punitive aid demands for a quick return to civilian rule.

Al-Burhan insists it was “not a coup” but a… move to “correct the course” of transition”.

Al Jazeera’s Morgan Said Protesters Are Calling Now for An complete dissolution of the power-part agreement die was signed in 2019 between the military and civilian leaders.

“They say they want to watch the army return to its barracks and no… role in the country and its politics,” she said.

“Mediation efforts to bridge the gap between Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the citizen” coalition on the one sideen the army on the other side, don’t have to produce one yet results,” they added.

Earlier this week, Sudan’s ambassador Nureldin Satti told in the United States, to Al Jazeera’s UpFront program that the coup “cannot go ahead” with the mobilization die we have seen and die we will see in the next days and weeks”.

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