Sudan: Number of victims on the rise after yesterday's protests
The number of victims fallen as a result of the demonstrations condemning the military rule in Sudan has risen to 63.
Today, Monday, the Central Sudanese Doctors Committee announced that the number of victims of the protests calling for civilian rule since October 25 has risen to 63.
The Committee said in a statement on its Facebook account, "The spirit of the infallible martyr Hashem, 16, has risen a while ago."
The Committee explained that the young man died came after he was hit by a tear gas canister in the head, which caused him a brain hemorrhage during his participation in the January 9 million campaign.
On their part, the Sudanese police said in a statement that they dealt with "uncontrolled cases with reasonable legal force."
It added that 22 policemen were wounded and 86 suspects were arrested.
Protests in Omdurman
Security forces fired tear gas at the demonstrators who came out in solidarity with the city of Omdurman, which witnessed violence in recent days.
The demonstrators managed to walk from Omdurman to the city of Bahri but were stopped by a torrent of tear gas before they could cross a bridge to Khartoum, where they also encountered tear gas.
The military justified the coup as a required step to stabilize the transition process and lead to elections, stating that peaceful protests were permitted and that those responsible for the casualties would be held accountable.
Thousands of Sudanese renewed protests in Khartoum and some other cities, in protest against the October 25 decisions announced by the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, related to dissolving the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Ministers and declaring a state of emergency.
Calls against Hamdok
On January 2, Abdalla Hamdok announced his official resignation from the position of Sudanese Prime Minister, in the face of protests rejecting the political agreement. He confirmed in his resignation letter that the agreement he signed with Al-Burhan was an attempt to stop the bloodshed and negotiate with the parties.
A few days ago, the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, directed the initiation of practical procedures for the elections in July 2023, but several active political forces in the street refuse to talk about any electoral procedures at present, considering that the political and security environment needs to be resolved first.