Two deaths in the demonstrations in Sudan. Security surrounds the center of Khartoum

A third protester was killed in Omdurman, northwest of Khartoum, today, Saturday, during mass demonstrations, the Central Medical Committee announced. in Sudan. But the police denied firing bullets at the demonstrators.

The committee added that the demonstrators were participating with tens of thousands of Sudanese in the demonstrations that rejected the measures taken by the Sudanese army chief, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and his dissolution of the Sovereignty Councils and Ministers. and the imposition of emergency.

While the Sudanese army commander’s advisor announced that 12 security forces were injured during today’s protests, noting that some of the injured are in serious conditions.

For its part, the Sudanese police confirmed in a statement that no live bullets were used, noting that one of its members was shot.

‘tear gas response’

He also confirmed that some protesters fled Salamiyah and attacked police and some important sites, stressing that the response was by firing tear gas.

He explained that “the police treat demonstrators with a high level of professionalism, aiming at the safety of demonstrators and the protection of state institutions using the minimum means of controlling riots”.

Protests in Sudan October 30 (AFP)
Protests in Sudan October 30 (AFP)

Meanwhile, a Reuters witness said security forces fired tear gas and live bullets as hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the streets of the capital, Khartoum.

The images and footage broadcast by the activists showed gatherings of protesters in areas of southern Khartoum, such as Jabra, Al-Kalakla, Al-Hamadab and Al-Shajara, while eyewitnesses confirmed the launch of more processions in the city of Omdurman. in preparation for the “million”.

A security cordon in the center of Khartoum

Thousands of people also gathered in Sixty Street, east of Khartoum, and the Foundation Station in North Khartoum and Al-Arbaeen Street (martyr Abdel Azim) in the city of Omdurman attended similar gatherings.

Meanwhile, the security forces have imposed a security cordon around the central area of ​​Khartoum at the presidential palace station and the headquarters of the Council of Ministers, as well as strengthening the closure of the bridges connecting the three cities of Khartoum.

Protests in Sudan October 30 (AFP)
Protests in Sudan October 30 (AFP)

The gathering of professionals and the forces of freedom and change, as well as various trade unions, asked for participation in the demonstrations, through publications on the communication sites, and the Central Chamber of 30 Million October identified the routes of the demonstrations in the three cities of the capital, where the demonstrations in Khartoum will go in Airport Street, while the processions will go to the city of Omdurman, to the seat of Parliament, while the “Central Station” will be the destination of the demonstrations in the city of North Khartoum.

He also wrote some graffiti in Khartoum asking for participation, days after calling for a strike and mass disobedience in the Sudanese capital.

Road blocks in Sudan
Road blocks in Sudan

Apostasy is impossible.

As for the main slogan of these demonstrations, which have spread among the Sudanese on Facebook and Twitter, is “apostasy is impossible”, referring to a return to the past, and to the months of revolt that ended with the overthrow of the former President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019 and the formation of a civilian and military transitional authority in charge of a country affairs administration until the handover of power to a democratically elected government in 2023.

Furthermore, activists and supporters of this movement insist that the “processions” should be peaceful.

Protests in Sudan 30 October
Protests in Sudan 30 October

Cut communications and the Internet

On the other hand, sources told Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath that communications and the Internet were interrupted in the capital, as well as the closure of all bridges except 2.

It is interesting to note that the head of the Sudanese army announced last Monday (25 October) the dissolution of the government and the Sovereign Council and the suspension of some provisions of the constitutional document.

Meanwhile, the security forces have arrested a number of ministers and government officials, as well as leaders of various parties and the Forces for Freedom and Change.

This came after weeks of tension between the military and civilian components, partners of the country’s transitional government, since the removal of Al-Bashir.

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