Sudan Military Coup: Hundreds of thousands from across the country gather in Khartoum to show their opposition to the military. The coup forces, led by al-Burhan, respond by brutally attacking unarmed protesters with bats, tear gas and stun grenades.
A demonstration is held in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Sunday, December 19 to denounce the Sudan military coup on the third anniversary of the country’s revolution.
According to witnesses, coup forces fired teargas and stun grenades at a huge crowd protesters near the republican palace in Khartoum, where tens of thousands of people took to the streets three years after the beginning of the protests that led to the overthrow of former leader Omar al-Bashir.
Authorities have blocked off the bridges that connect the capital Khartoum with the twin city of Omdurman on the other side of the Nile. There are also protests in other cities, including Atbara northwest of Khartoum, reports AP.
On Saturday night, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok warned in a statement that Sudan’s revolution faced a major setback and that political intransigence from all sides threatened the country’s unity and stability. It seems that Prime Minister Hamdok believes that the military is not the problem, but the protesters who demand civil and human rights.
Abdalla Hamdok, who has argued he wants to avoid further bloodshed, warned late Saturday of “the country’s slide toward the abyss,” urging restraint from the protesters. We have no information that Abdalla Hamdok has appealed for restraint from al-Burhan’s coup forces.
Previous protests against the military takeover have been forcibly and brutally dispersed by the coup forces. At least 45 people have been killed and many hundreds wounded by the coup forces, according to the independent Doctors’ Committee.
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