Large crowds protest in Khartoum and other Sudanese states

On Monday, in the capital Khartoum and many different Sudanese states, large crowds responded to calls made by resistance committees, to participate in the December 13th demonstrations denouncing the October 25th , in preparation for the upcoming December 19 demonstrations.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

Several Sudanese cities witnessed mass demonstrations condemning al-Burhan’s coup and calling for the restoration of democracy, that coincided with the third anniversary of the revolution that toppled General Omar al-Bashir in April of 2019.

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in peaceful processions in Sudanese cities, including the capital, Khartoum, the capital of North Kordofan al-Ubayyid, Gedaref state in eastern Sudan, and Nyala, the capital of South Darfur.

Constant Movement

The movements come 24 days after the conclusion of the political agreement between the leader of the coup, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and his Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok.

Al-Burhan’s attempt to return Hamdok to his Prime Minister position did not succeed in reducing the popular protests, whose demands-ceiling rose from just a return to the status quo prior to  October 25, to the removal of the military from the political scene altogether.

Since the morning of October 21, many Sudanese cities had been living in a state of continuous protests, in light of the calls for escalation made by resistance committees and revolutionary bodies rejecting the coup and the Burhan-Hamdok agreement.

December 19

In the past few days, resistance committees and revolutionary bodies announced processions heading on foot to the capital, Khartoum, to participate in the December 19 demonstrations, which coincides with the third anniversary of the Sudanese revolution.

On the nineteenth of December, the Atbara rebels intend to walk about 312 kilometers to reach Khartoum, while the protesters form Wad Madani will travel 180 kilometers on foot.

Atbara played a pivotal role in the Sudanese revolution, as the incident of burning the headquarters of the dissolved National Congress Party in 2019 signaled the fall of the ousted Bashir regime.

After the overthrow of Bashir, Atbara, known as the city of iron and fire, inspired the rest of Sudan’s cities, to run huge crowds to the capital via trains to support the path of the civil state.

The December 19 million, to denounce the military coup and the political agreement, coincides with the Independence Days, and the third anniversary of the start of the Sudanese revolution.

The Sudanese hope that the next million’s march will be decisive in charting a prosperous future for their country, away from the adventures of the military and politicians.

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