US State Secretary Anthony Blinken announced his country’s government’s support for the peaceful 21st of October assembly in Sudan.
The US Secretary of State, Anthony J. Blinken, announced via his Twitter account the US government’s support for the people’s right to peaceful assembly in Sudan.
The United States calls on the Sudanese people to exercise their right to assembly tomorrow peacefully and without violence, consistent with the spirit of the transition.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) October 20, 2021
Secretary Blinken has been following the recent events in Sudan closely, having used his Twitter account on Sunday to announce his government’s welcoming of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok’s roadmap to sustain Sudan’s democratic transition.
The 21st of October demonstrations, set to take place at around 12 p.m. today, will be a counter protest to the ones that broke out earlier this week on the 16th calling for a military takeover over the government in Sudan.
The pro military coup protestors have also managed to stage a sit-in near the Republican Palace in Khartoum in efforts to overthrow the civilian side of Sudan’s transitional authority.
In retaliation, and in efforts to preserve the gains of the December revolution and ensure the success of the transitional period, the people of Sudan decided to stage the 21st of October demonstrations.
The tensions between both the military and the civilian components of the transitional authority in Sudan, the two conflicting sides who both the protesting groups are out to represent, reached a boiling point when an attempt at a coup d’etat was thwarted earlier last month.