Sudan: Deaths during demonstrations rejecting the coup and calls for peaceful revolutionary escalation

The repercussions of the coup in Sudan continue. Demonstrators rejecting the decisions of the Sovereign Council have been roaming the streets since the announcement of the dissolution of the Council and the government, and voices calling for a “peaceful escalation” are rising.

  • Sudanese burn tires and protest against the recent events in Khartoum, October 25, 2021 (AFP).

Officials in the Sudanese Ministry of Health announced the killing of 7 people and wounding 140 as a result of the military forces firing live bullets at the demonstrators who reject the decisions of the Sovereign Council in the country.

And joint forces from the army and the Rapid Support Forces imposed a curfew in the Sudanese city of Omdurman, at a time when Sputnik reported that “a number of demonstrators were injured during the protests rejecting the measures and decisions to dissolve the government and declare a state of emergency.”

In addition, the Sudanese Freedom and Change Forces Alliance called for various forms of peaceful revolutionary escalation, such as continuous processions, street closures, and mass civil disobedience.

The coalition announced that arrangements are being made for major escalatory activities and to fill the streets with Sudanese to thwart the army’s control of power.

In the latest developments regarding what happened in Sudan, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, condemned the actions of the Sudanese military forces, and the US State Department announced the suspension of emergency aid to Sudan, calling for the release of all detainees, noting that Washington would re-evaluate its relations with this country, after a year Almost on the removal of Sudan from the list of terrorism, and the restoration of “sovereign immunity” to it.

And yesterday, Monday, the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, announced the dissolution of the Sovereign Council and the government, in addition to declaring a state of emergency in the country. He also announced the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council and the government, calling for elections in July 2023, and the Sudanese Professionals Association, on the other hand, saw that Al-Burhan wrote its end in his own hands, and that his decisions were not for implementation, but rather to the removal of history.

While the Sudanese Ministry of Information considered that “what happened in Sudan today is a full-fledged military coup.” She called on the masses to “block the way for military action until the coup attempt is overthrown.”

Many international positions followed yesterday’s events in Sudan. The US embassy in Khartoum called on all parties that obstruct the transition led by civilians in Sudan to step down. The European Union and the Russian State Duma also announced that they are following with great concern the developments of events in Sudan. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the coup, as well as condemnations from Britain and France.

At the Arab level, Algeria stressed the need to “show a spirit of responsibility, self-restraint, and abstinence.” Egypt considered that “the security and stability of Sudan is an integral part of the security of Egypt and the region. The same position was expressed by the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, who called on all parties to abide by the constitutional document.

Sudan has been in a state of tension since a failed coup attempt gave way to a sharp exchange of accusations between the military and civilian parties, who were supposed to share power after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

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