Sudan: Protesters storm presidential palace vicinity
The Sudanese Professionals Association calls on the demonstrators to block the roads leading to the presidential palace in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, as protestors storm the vicinity of the palace.
Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators reached the gates of the presidential palace in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in protest of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the leader of the Sudanese armed forces General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan's November 21 agreement.
According to Reuters, security forces heavily fired tear gas at the protestors near the palace, leaving several wounded on the third anniversary of the December Revolution that ousted former Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.
For its part, the Sudanese Professionals Association called on the demonstrators to block the roads leading to the presidential palace in Khartoum.
On Twitter, the Association said that the protestors have crossed barriers and stormed the vicinity of the presidential palace. It also called on all people to join the demonstrations.
The Sudanese capital is still witnessing demonstrations against the coup carried out by military leaders last October.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok warned Saturday that his country’s stability and unity were in danger, calling for a new political deal to safeguard Sudan’s future.
Hamdok indicated that he partnered with the military to "stop the bloodshed" that resulted from its crackdown on protests, and so as not to "squander the gains of the last two years."
The Prime Minister stressed that the November 21 political agreement was not signed under pressure from anyone.
On December 19, 2018, thousands of Sudanese launched mass protests that months later ended President Bashir's three decades in power; it was also the day in 1955 when Sudanese lawmakers declared independence from British colonial rule.
Following Bashir's ouster, a joint military-civilian transitional government took the power of the country.