Sudanese coup forces fired tear gas Tuesday at protesters rallying against last month’s military coup and a subsequent deal that reinstated the prime minister, witnesses said. Protests also took place in other cities including Port Sudan, Kassala, Nyala and Atbara.
Sudanese military coup forces fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse unarmed protesters near the presidential palace in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum. Tens of thousands marched against military rule following last month’s military coup.
Heavily armed coup forces took to central Khartoum, fired tear gas, and began chasing protesters as they gathered about a kilometre from the palace. Dozens were arrested. The protesters blocked a main road and chanting “Soldiers, go back to the barracks”.
“No partnership, no negotiation, no legitimacy,” protesters chanted, urging the military “to go back to their barracks”.
The rally organized by the Neighborhood Resistance Committees on Tuesday was the latest show of opposition to military rule since last month’s military coup that ended a partnership between civilian political groups and the military.
The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said one injured protester was arrested while receiving treatment inside a nearby hospital. The committee said police used tear gas at other hospitals.
The police force said there were some cases of suffocation from tear gas and injuries due to crowding. They also said that some protesters tried to cross security barriers, and that 44 people were arrested including 18 minors.