Sudanese Professionals Association Call for Peaceful Million-Strong Protest Today
The Sudanese Professionals Association called for a peaceful million-strong protest today in rejection of the appointment of the military council, and the United States concurs.
The Sudanese Professionals Association called for a peaceful million-strong protest today in rejection of the appointment of the military council following the coup in Sudan.
The Association declared through a tweet that Army Commander Abdel Fattah Burhan's formation of a Sovereignty Council under his leadership, alongside members of the Islamic movement and the National Congress, is a "clear betrayal of the principles of the glorious December revolution and its martyrs."
Furthermore, the association called on the demonstrators to adhere to the peaceful blueprint of the protest and to anti-coup slogans.
The starting point for the protests is this afternoon in Bahri, north Khartoum, going through northern, southern, and eastern neighborhoods of the city.
The association also stressed adhering to protective measures against COVID-19 such as social distancing, wearing masks and sterilizing after the protests are done.
Friday evening, the Sudanese state television reported that authorities will be closing most bridges in Khartoum hours before the launch of the demonstrations.
The US Embassy concurs
The US Embassy in Sudan expresses "deep concern" about "detentions of political leaders and activists, as well as the number of civilians who have been injured or killed" in an official Facebook post.
The post ends by expressing "commitment to the Sudanese people in their quest for a peaceful, free, and democratic Sudan."