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Four protesters killed in new anti-coup mobilization in Sudan


According to a union of pro-democracy doctors, the four demonstrators were shot dead in Omdurman, the northwestern suburb of Khartoum.

In a call relayed by Facebook pages maintained by Sudanese living abroad, the doctors deplored that the police prevent ambulances from approaching victims and even force a protester with gunshot wounds in the neck and on respiratory assistance to get out of one of these vehicles.

Putschists use live ammunition against protesters, they said, noting dozens of injured. The doctors called in reinforcement of the doctors at the Arbaïn hospital in Omdourman.

To prevent gatherings as much as possible, the police had installed containers on Wednesday evening across bridges connecting Khartoum to its suburbs.

It is impossible to know exactly what the extent of the repression was, because the authorities also cut off mobile internet and telephone calls – both local and from abroad – in the morning, before reinstating them in the evening. once the demonstrators dispersed.

In addition, Dubai-based satellite TV Al-Arabiya reported that several of its journalists were injured when security forces attacked his office.

The Asharq channel, also financed by the Saudis, said that one of its teams had been prevented from covering the demonstration by the security forces.

The mission ofUnited Nations Organization in Sudan and the US Embassy denounced the deaths of protesters and attacks on the media.

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Repression in many forms

With each new call to demonstrate for the revolution and against the head of the army, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, who strengthened his power with a coup on October 25, the authorities are mobilizing new techniques to try to counter the opposition.

In addition to the muscular searches of the media, the security forces had installed cameras early Thursday on the main axes of Khartoum, worrying a little more activists who denounce uninterrupted raids for weeks in their ranks.

That hasn’t stopped tens of thousands of protesters from chanting again No to military power and The soldiers at the barracks! in Khartoum, but also in Kessala and Port-Sudan in the east or in Madani, south of the capital.

In the capital, a protester told theFrance Media Agency scroll for the fall of military power and especially against the political agreement, a text that recently allowed civilian Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok to get out of house arrest, but also General Burhane to remain at the head of the transitional authorities for two more years.

A large crowd of demonstrators.

It is impossible to know exactly what the extent of the repression was, because the authorities also cut off mobile internet and telephone calls in the morning.

Photo: AFP / –

For another protester in Khartoum, civilians should never have agreed to join the 2019 Sacred Union, after the streets forced the generals to dismiss one of their own, the dictator Omar al-Bashir. Civilians and soldiers then decided to join forces in order to lead the country towards democracy.

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Signing with the military was a mistake from the start, he says to theFrance Media Agency, because the generals in power are men of Bashir.

An accusation that the street often relays, accusing Mr. Hamdok of having it betrayed in promoting the return of the old regime.

Thursday, a few hundred meters from the presidential palace in Khartoum where the Sovereign Council, the highest authority of the transition headed by General Burhane, sits, the security forces fired tear gas canisters.

Protesters evacuated the wounded, while the crowd approached the building and moved away from it at the mercy of police charges.

As early as Wednesday, the American embassy had demanded extreme restraint in the use of force, while in two months of anti-coup mobilization, 52 demonstrators were killed and hundreds wounded by gunshot.

Last Saturday, 235 people had already been injured in the dispersion of a national mobilization according to a union of doctors pro-democracy.

On December 19, the security forces were accused this time by theUnited Nations Organization to have raped demonstrators in an attempt to break down the protest.

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