Sudan pro-democracy protesters to march on presidential palace

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Demands for full civilian rule continue after a deal that restored civilian Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok.

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Sudan’s security forces of democracy to the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum pro protesters to disperse tear gas shells.


Rally on Tuesday after the coup last month was the latest display of opposition to the military regime, which put an end to the partnership between the civilian political groups and the army.

Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the country’s transitional government on October 25 as security forces detained dozens of politicians, including civilian Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok. However, after international condemnation and widespread protests, al-Burhan reinstated Hamdok in a November 21 deal, which was rejected by the country’s pro-democracy movement against the military’s involvement in politics.

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Medics say dozens were killed as security forces sought to crush weeks of anti-coup protests, resistance committees continued to organize even after Hamdok’s release from detention and his return to office last week.

The report from Khartoum, Hiba Morgan Al Jazeera said the crowd had been deployed armored vehicles to prevent them from reaching the presidential palace said.

“People are still angry,” Morgan said. “They say that Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok agreed to negotiate and sign a deal with the military is a betrayal,”

Hamdok said the deal would release dozens of prisoners, end crackdowns on protesters and save billions in foreign aid.

He has promised to launch a “technical government” of qualified professionals that will lead the country on the path of democracy.

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Hamdok said the new government would be independent and that the cabinet currently being formed would set up a constitutional convention and hold elections by June 2023 to complete the “transition to democracy and its related obligations”. will focus on.

The 14-point deal between Hamdok and the military also provides for the release of all political prisoners detained during the coup and stipulates that the 2019 constitutional declaration will be the basis for a political transition.

Last week, Sudan’s deputy head of the governing sovereign council, General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, known as widely Hemeti, told in an interview to Al Jazeera to know about the military takeover of Hmdok last month and it was “totally agree”. This.

Citing top military generals, resistance committees said Monday that they do not distinguish between “Hmdok or Al-Burhan or Hemeti and other generals, they participate in the coup and are hanged.”

Western powers last month condemned the takeover and suspended economic aid to Sudan, which is trying to recover from a deepening economic crisis.


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