SPA Accuses the Military Of Dragging Protesters into Violence
The Sudanese Professionals Association accuses the Army of planning a scheme to portray anti-coup demonstrators as unpeaceful.
The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) accused the Sudanese Army of orchestrating a clear play to drag the demonstrators into violence, thus making up cheap excuses for excessive force.
This came in a Twitter statement by the Association, which has been leading the protests against the decisions of the Army Chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
The Association clarified that since the onset of demonstrations against the former government, their goal was to take it down by peaceful means despite the excessive violence, killings, and incarcerations, but despite all that, "we believe that our will for change will be achieved peacefully," the statement said.
The statement added that what they call "putschists" started a "clear play to portray the anti-coup citizens of Bahri, north of Khartoum, as unpeaceful."
The Association pledged to expose the scheme soon with names and documents, accusing the police of withdrawing from the emergency police station in Bahri, leaving it with nothing, even guards.
Furthermore, SPA claimed that the group of police forces that withdrew from the station in Bahri infiltrated and attempted to sabotage and ignite fires to drag the demonstrators into violence while creating cheap excuses for storming houses and neighborhoods and using excessive force.
The association accused, "in all honesty and straight-forwardness, the military institution of orchestrating this chaos," holding it accountable for "the consequences of what's happening in the Bahri neighborhoods and all Sudanese cities."
The Sudanese police denied the use of live bullets during the recent demonstrations in the country, claiming there were deaths and injuries among their forces and that they faced "unjustified violence" as police cars and stations were attacked.
Earlier today, the Sudan Doctors Committee announced that the number of those killed in protests has increased to 40.
The Committee published a statement on Facebook, wherein it said a new young man, Mohammad Adam Haroun, 16, was martyred today after sustaining serious injuries to his head and legs.