Fears of the downfall of the ruling military authority in Sudan are raging, with the countdown to the April 6th “millions” approaching. In addition to closing bridges in the capital, Khartoum, AlTaghyeer learned that communication and internet services may be cut off, in addition to adjusting police salaries and providing incentives to the Central Reserve Forces.
AlTaghyeer: Khartoum: Ala’a Musa
The leaders of the ruling military authority in Sudan, who were on international tours in search of economic and political support, have found the doors shut in their faces, and were unable to find anyone to stand with them even among those countries that supported their coup.
The resistance committees and the revolutionary forces are working to arrange themselves to overthrow the October 25 coup and restore civilian rule, through the April 6th mass protests.
Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese in the capital and states are preparing to go out on the April 6 million heeding resistance committee’s calls for the overthrow of the al-Burhan and his October 25th coup, which has, so far, led to the death of over 90 peaceful protesters.
History Repeats Itself
The sixth of April coincides with the anniversary of the April 1985 revolution that ended the rule of ousted President Jaafar Nimeiri.
The same also happened in 2019 when millions of Sudanese marched towards the General Command in Khartoum, and held a sit-in in front of it until the fall of Omar al-Bashir.
The Sudanese public’s joy did not last however, when Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, army chief, overthrew the transitional government led by the resigned Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok.
The resigned Prime Minister was able to achieve a lot in a short time, foremost of which was removing the name of Sudan from the US terror list, and having more than $20 billion from Sudan’s debts exempted.
Sources revealed to AlTaghyeer that the “April 6th earthquake” will be headed for the Republican Palace. The sources said that there were some parties who had proposed the idea of going to the General Command, but the idea found rejection by many.
The sources indicated that there was also a plan to head for the armored vehicles headquarters in al-Shajara, south of Khartoum.
Meanwhile, the official spokesman for the Resistance Committees, Sherif Mohamed Othman, confirmed that consultations between the Khartoum Resistance Committees’ field offices were still ongoing.
Othman said, “April 6 is a great day in the history of our brave people in the battle of freedom and dignity. The Sudanese will come out against tyranny and end the coup on April 6. The people are stronger, and there is no turning back.”
Well-informed sources revealed to AlTaghyeer that the coup forces are ready with a “tight security plan” to keep the revolutionaries from entering the triangular capital by closing roads and bridges leading to the center of Khartoum, as well as cutting off communication and internet services.
The sources said that the security committee will close all bridges connecting the triangular cities of the capital, except for Halfaya and Soba for emergency transport.
Authorities in Sudan have announced April 6th an official holiday a day before the procession, in order to reduce the size of participation in the procession, and emptying central Khartoum of its pedestrians.
The sources indicated that the authorities fear that the protesters may create roadblocks along all main roads.
They pointed out that the coup authorities had upped police salaries and gave incentives to the recently US sanctioned Central Reserve Forces “to practice repression against the demonstrators.”
Meanwhile, political analyst Dr. Salah Al-Doma predicts that on April 6 there would be an “earthquake”.
Al-Doma told AlTaghyeer that April 6th would cause a strong shock, adding that he expects that some junior officers within the Sudanese army would align themselves with the will of the street and work to remove the two coups from the scene and work to restore civilian rule.
The political explained that the National Salvation regime – colloquially known as the Kizan – has no future because it follows the same steps that al-Bashir took in his last days, receiving harsh diplomatic blows, and a lack of welcome abroad, and humiliation.
He described what al-Burhan’s most recent endeavor, his attempt at expelling UNITAMS director Volker Perthes, is being done as a sort of “compensatory aggression” that is done through attacking person or an institution linked to the international community, as al-Bashir had done.
Observers believe that April 6 will be a fateful day and will play a major role in changing the political scene in Sudan, especially since the day is associated in the revolutionaries’ minds with the historical day that saw the masses flock to the General Command in 2019.