Sudanese security forces shoot tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

On Thursday, Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse anti-armed protesters in Buri district in eastern Khartoum, AFP correspondents said.

Sudanese protesters continue their protests against the recent decisions of the Sudanese army chief, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan for the fourth consecutive day. On Thursday, protesters repositioned obstacles in the streets to cut them.

Several civilian bodies opposed to the exceptional measures announced by the armed forces last Monday in Sudan have called for the preparation of large demonstrations next Saturday, with the slogan of 30 million in October, to demand the passage of power in the country to civilians.

7 protesters killed

At the same time, the director of Sudanese forensic medicine, Hisham Faqiri, announced on Thursday the killing of at least seven protesters during the protests in the capital, Khartoum, a few days ago. “Seven corpses of demonstrators and a soldier from the Rapid Support Forces entered the morgue in Khartoum on Monday,” he told AFP.

He also indicated that some of the bodies showed signs of being beaten with sharp objects.

From the protests in Sudan - October 26, 2021 - Associated Press
From the protests in Sudan – October 26, 2021 – Associated Press

Interestingly, such protests were launched after the army conducted an arrest campaign involving numerous ministers and government officials, as well as Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, before questlast returned to his home last Tuesday.

International criticisms and warnings

On Monday, the army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council and the government and the imposition of a state of emergency.

Its decisions also included the dissolution of all trade union bodies and professional associations, the suspension of the work of the Power Removal Committee and the suspension of certain provisions of the constitutional act. Furthermore, it was announced in following that a number of ambassadors had been fired from abroad.

This has sparked international criticism and warnings to undermine the democratic transition process in the country.

It is interesting to note that the actions of the military forces came after months of tension between the military and civilian components who shared the transition rule in the country, since 2019 after the removal of Al-Bashir.

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