Home | News    Friday 1 February 2019

Sudanese continue to protest calling for al-Bashir resignation

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

A group of youth protest at Shakappa Sha al-Din village on Khartoum Madani street on 31 January 2019 (ST photo)
January 31, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Thousands of Sudanese across the country took to the street on Thursday demanding President Ome al-Bashir to step down defying the security forces which used tear gas to break up the protests.

In what it has become the weekly protest on Thursday, Sudanese demonstrators came out to the streets in different cities in Khartoum, Al-Jazira, sates, Port Sudan of the Red Sea state, Sennar, Gaderef states.

The activists to show their resilience as they enter into the seventh week of the movement were keen post videos of protests in small villages calling for al-Bashir’s resignation.

The Sudan Central Committee of Doctors which is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) said in a statement after the protests that a 23-year-old man was shot in the thigh and the abdomen.

Also, it reported that several people were wounded by projectiles of tear gas launched by the riot police on the protesters.

During the past weeks, the police and security agents opened fire on the protesters to disperse them, also they beat violently the arrested demonstrators even in the street before to take them to a detention facility.

The bloody repression of peaceful protesters was condemned by the international community and human rights groups.

Washington went further to warn Khartoum that the violence on peaceful demonstrators will negatively impact the dialogue process related to Sudan’s removal from the list of countries supporting terrorism.

The SPA for its part called on the Neighbourhood Resistance Committees to visit the wounded people and the families of "the martyrs" in what it called the" Friday of loyalty and support".

The resistance committees are part of the SPA efforts to structure the popular revolt beyond partisan lines.

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Thursday vowed to consider the demand of the Sudanese youth and to take the needed measures to improve their conditions but rejected calls for his resignation.

Also, the government didn’t announce any political initiative for a dialogue with the opposition groups but repeats that the latter have to prepare for 2020 elections.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan’s universities should explore other revenues 2019-03-17 20:33:06 By Ukongo Benson Athia Of recent, it transpired that the five public universities dons have advanced their cause to increase the tuition fees for the students. I have seen such complaints of (...)

Pressure from the people in Sudan 2019-03-17 10:55:35 The longer genuine political and economic reform is delayed in Sudan, the greater the risk of wider instability and deepening economic crisis. By Rosalind Marsden President Omar al-Bashir, who (...)

Sudan’s al-Bashir burnt the boats before crossing 2019-03-11 06:19:03 By Mahmoud a. Suleiman Second Military Coup D’état of Omer Bashir will Not Protect him from his inevitable fate at the hands of the uprising Sudanese people The angry uprising men, women and (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)

The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions Joins the Declaration of Freedom and Change 2019-03-10 21:16:50 PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 10 th March 2019 The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions announced on Sunday 10th March that it was joining the revolutionary forces (...)

Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.