Published on: 01/07/2022 – 02:38 At least nine demonstrators were killed on Thursday in Khartoum during a demonstration against Sudanese power. This is the deadliest day of mobilization in months. Nine demonstrators were killed Thursday, June 30 in Khartoum where tens of thousands of Sudanese marched to the cry of “the people want the fall of General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane”, the head of the army author of a putsch which has plunged the country into violence and a serious economic crisis in October. While every week the Sudanese demonstrate to demand that power be returned to civilians, Thursday is the deadliest day in months and one of the most mobilized. Nine demonstrators were shot dead by the security forces, at least seven – including a minor – by bullets fired in particular “in the chest” or “the head”, reported doctors, also denouncing the firing of tear gas canisters at the interior of hospitals. As of Wednesday evening, while small processions called here and there the Sudanese to march, a young demonstrator had been killed by a “bullet in the chest” in Khartoum, according to these doctors. Since the coup State of October 25, 2021, 112 demonstrators were killed and thousands of others injured by the police who, according to the UN, regularly fire live ammunition into the crowd. “Even if we must all die, the soldiers will not govern us”, chanted the crowd on Thursday, while the civilian bloc of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FLC) considered that “as expected, the putschists unleashed their violence”. Before adding: “Thursday’s parades proved that the revolution is not dead”. Eight months after the putsch that plunged one of the world’s poorest countries into the doldrums, protesters continue to demand that the army return power to civilians. Internet cutJune 30 is a symbolic day for this great country of East Africa: it marks the anniversary of the coup that brought dictator Omar al-Bashir to power in 1989. It was also in June 2019 that monster rallies took place that pushed the generals to integrate the civilians into power after ousting Bashir. The demonstrators therefore want to repeat this feat and force the military to hand over the reins of the country to civilians. that some processions were scattered, while the main axes were squared by the security forces, noted AFP journalists. In addition to Khartoum and its suburbs, demonstrators also demonstrated in Wad Madani (south), in Darfur ( west) and in several towns on the east coast, witnesses reported. be lost”. But foreign capitals are struggling to put pressure on generals who have been in power in Sudan almost continuously since independence in 1956. With AFP
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