Cairo (Associated Press)-Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets in the capital Khartoum on Thursday, reiterating their demands for a fully civilian government and condemning the country’s military rulers who supported the October coup.
A few days ago, the military signed a new power-sharing agreement with the prime minister, lifting his house arrest and reinstating his head of government. The deal was concluded nearly a month after the generals orchestrated the acquisition of the prime minister. Abdullah Hamdok He also detained dozens of politicians and activists.
Hamdock’s reinstatement is the military’s biggest concession since the October 25 coup, but it put the country’s transition to democracy into crisis. SudanThe major democratic groups and political parties have rejected the deal because it did not meet their requirements for full civil rule.
Sudan Since the army overthrew long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, after a massive uprising against his 30-year rule, it has been working hard to transition to a democratic government.
Protesters marched in Khartoum on Thursday, beating drums and waving the Sudanese flag. Many people chanted: “The people want to overthrow the regime” and “Woe to the army!”
The Sudan Professionals Association was the first uprising organization that led to Bashir’s resignation. The organization called for a rally and vowed to continue protests until “the corrupt military government is overthrown and prosecuted for their crimes.”
Similar protests were held elsewhere Sudan, Including Kassala, Northern Darfur, Western Kordofan and Northern SudanActivists circulated a video on social media showing the firing of tear gas at the protesters. There is no news of any injuries.
The agreement that Hamdock signed with the military on Sunday envisages an independent technocratic cabinet, led by the prime minister, until new elections are held.However, the government will still be under military supervision Hamdock claim he Will have the power to appoint ministers.
Agreement irritated SudanThe pro-democracy movement accused Hamdock of allowing himself to act as a fig leaf for continuing military rule.
The agreement also provides for the release of all political prisoners arrested after the October 25 coup. So far, several ministers and politicians have been released. The number of people still detained is still unknown.
on Wednesday, Hamdock Tell the local Sudanese TV channel that unless everyone is released, “the deal will be worthless.”
Since the coup, protesters have repeatedly taken to the streets to participate in the largest demonstrations since the demonstrations that ended Bashir’s rule. According to militant groups, Sudanese security forces have killed more than 40 demonstrators.
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