6 dead in Sudan Security faces a peaceful movement with violence and an appeal to the international community


6 dead in Sudan Security faces a peaceful movement with violence and an appeal to the international community


The Forces of Declaration of Freedom and Change in Sudan said that the security forces confronted the peaceful movement with “excessive and unjustified violence,” while the “Sudanese Congress” party called on the international community to put pressure on the security forces and the army.

On Saturday, the Forces for Freedom and Change in Sudan accused the security forces of all their formations of confronting the peaceful movement with “excessive and unjustified violence,” which these forces denied earlier.

The forces participating in the former ruling coalition said in a statement that "the masses who took to the streets have spoken, demanding the achievement of a full civil state and the accountability of the putschists and the killers of peaceful revolutionaries."

He added, "Despite the peacefulness of the movement, the security forces, with all their various formations, confronted it with excessive and unjustified violence that reflects the state of confusion and panic that the coup leaders suffer from the street's word and influence."

He continued, "Our path towards restoring our civil and democratic state will not stop."

And the "Sudan Doctors Committee" announced the killing of 6 protesters during the police dispersal of demonstrations in Khartoum on Saturday, bringing to 21 the death toll from the protests since they broke out in Khartoum and a number of cities in the country on October 25, in refusal to the measures taken by the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, related to dissolving the institutions of democratic transition. .

For its part, the Sudanese police said that they adopted "minimal force and did not use firearms in dealing with the demonstrators" today, according to what was reported by the official local television.

In the context of international reactions, the US Embassy in Khartoum condemned the "excessive use of force" against protesters in Sudan, expressing its deep regret over the fall of a new number of victims in Saturday's demonstrations.

In the same context, the "Sudanese Congress" party called on Saturday evening all governments, international organizations and human rights organizations to put pressure on the security forces and the army in the country to stop the use of violence against the demonstrators.

The party (the most prominent parties of the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces) said in a statement: "We urge all governments, international organizations and human rights organizations to put pressure on the security and military authorities not to use violence against demonstrators, sit-ins, and those carrying out civil disobedience."

The statement added: "We also call for drying up the sources of supply to the putschists from military techniques and weapons directed at the breasts of the daughters and sons of our defenseless people, as well as supporting the Sudanese people's will for freedom, peace and justice through a full civilian authority."

He called on "the national political forces and all the forces of the live revolution that reject the coup to unite and engage with the people in demonstrations, processions, strikes, and comprehensive civil disobedience to restore the civilian transitional government and the democratic path."

Thousands came out in the neighborhoods of Khartoum and a number of other states of Sudan, continuing the protests against Al-Burhan's procedures.

Demonstrations in some areas of the capital witnessed hit-and-run cases, after police forces fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets in exchange for crowds of protesters throwing stones at those forces, according to the Anatolia correspondent. ‎

On Tuesday, the "Sudanese Professionals Association" called in a statement for mass demonstrations on Saturday "to demand civilian rule and to reject the army's actions."

Since last October 25, Sudan has been experiencing a severe crisis, as the army declared a state of emergency, dissolved the Sovereignty Councils and the transitional ministers, dismissed the governors, and arrested party leaders, ministers and officials, in exchange for continuous protests rejecting these measures as a "military coup".

Prior to these measures, Sudan had been living since August 21, 2019, a 53-month transitional period that ends with holding elections in early 2024, during which power is shared by the army, civil forces and armed movements that signed a peace agreement with the government in 2020.
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