Million-strong March: Anti-coup protests have started in Sudan six days after the army overthrew the interim gov’t. Opponents of Sudan’s military coup have called protests demanding return to civilian rule. At least 11 people killed during protests this week after transitional government was toppled.
United States and United Nations are among chorus condemning Sudan’s military takeover. The EU also spoke on Saturday through the High Representative Josep Borrell:
The military coup of Monday 25 October has sparked massive and growing protests that have been met with violence. In anticipation of the announced peaceful demonstrations next Saturday 30 October, we call upon all military and police forces to exercise restraint and treat demonstrators and journalists with due respect.
The EU also repeats the call for the immediate release of all political detainees since the military coup and to respect their physical integrity and human rights.
An immediate return to the path of civilian led transition to democracy remains the one and only road to freedom, peace and justice for all Sudanese. A dialogue between all parties is needed to that end. We stand ready to support that dialogue and continue the support for the civilian-led transition.