Washington comments on the demonstrations in Khartoum .. “We regret the loss of life”

The US embassy in Khartoum expressed regret for the loss of life and condemned the “excessive use of force” in the demonstrations in Khartoum that took place today, Saturday.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors has announced in a statement that “five people were killed and many injured” in the demonstrations that are taking place today in Sudan.

On the other hand, the Sudanese police made it clear that they used minimal force and did not use firearms against the demonstrators, noting that many of their police stations were attacked by the demonstrators.

And he announced that 39 security men were seriously injured in the demonstrations.

This comes after the start of tonight’s demonstrations, rejecting the Commander’s decisions in Head of the Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, issued by him on 25 October last to dissolve the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Ministers and declare a state of emergency.

release of gas

Massive demonstrations in Khartoum, Omdurman and Bahri saw the firing of tear gas by security authorities to disperse the demonstrations before the demonstrators gathered again.

According to eyewitnesses who spoke with Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath, the wrongdoing operations continued until the evening between the demonstrators and the security services.

He also chased the protesters in a series of side streets in Omdurman, where groups gathered to participate in protests condemning the exceptional measures, eyewitnesses told Reuters.

Security forces dispersed a tear gas demonstration in thearea of Al-Sahafa, Al-Sitteen Street and Al-Masaa Street, and prevented processions in southern Khartoum.

While the demonstrators closed the streets in Khartoum Bahri with barricades.

“Millions of anger”

Interestingly, these demonstrations came after the coordination of “resistance committees in Khartoum” called demonstrations under the name of “millions of anger” to bring down the military council, two days after Al-Burhan announced the formation. of a new sovereignty council.

Al-Burhan excluded four representatives of the Forces of Freedom and Change, the civil alliance that emerged from the uprising that overthrew Omar al-Bashir in 2019, according to official television.

The formation of the council also came weeks (October 25) after the military announced the dissolution of the government and the former council, and the arrest of some activists and civilian leaders, while Hamdok was placed under house arrest, according to what the UN envoy has confirmed more than once, despite Al-Burhan’s denial of the matter.

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