The UN is demanding an independent inquiry into the killings that took place during the demonstrations on Thursday, which left nine people dead, according to the latest report. Most of the victims were hit by bullets, which led to a flurry of condemnation from the international community. Despite this, processions marched again across the country on Friday to demand the resignation of the soldiers, who took full power eight months ago.
Late at night, demonstrations and demonstrations were held throughout the capital, reports our correspondent in Khartoum Elliott BrachetWhile 9 people were killed the day before by the putschist forces, Friday was marked by anger. But also contemplation. After Friday prayers, and when the remains were buried, a sit-in was improvised in the popular al-Daeim district of southern Khartoum, as a tribute to the “martyrs of the revolution.”
A large crowd gathered outside al-Jawda Hospital, where a protester, a native of the neighborhood, died Friday from a bullet to the head. All generations together, in shock, thousands of people condemned the extreme repression of the authorities.
Friday was also the site of a massive wave of arrests, perhaps never seen before the coup. The lawyers are talking about hundreds of detainees without it being possible at the moment to give an exact figure.
Many people have been arrested. Men, women and children … We could see some of them. They are not all imprisoned in the same places, some are in Soba prison, the women are in Taibat prison. We were able to confirm that 48 women were arrested, about 300 men and 20 minors … All were arrested during the demonstration and brutally beaten; some could not even walk.
Samier Ali Makeen, from the collective emergency lawyers
Police and intelligence vehicles crossed the city all day, arresting passers-by who were considered troublemakers and raiding activists’ homes. On Saturday afternoon, lawyers and activists are planning a demonstration to demand the immediate release of the detainees.
Despite the repression, the “movement” continues For this second day in a row, the goal for the protesters was to install a sit-in at the presidential palace, as in 2019, which had toppled President Omar el-Béchir. Despite the repression they are undergoing, the protesters are more than ever determined to get rid of the military regime, explains researcher Roland Marchal. “Despite months of violent repression, protests and hundreds of arrests, the movement can continue. The question posed to analysts is: okay, it continues but for what future? But the resistance and opposition movement exists today as it did yesterday, despite the repression.”
Hard to know how many protesters came down this Friday morning in the center. Communications are still very disrupted. Various sources mention several hundred, perhaps several thousand.
Since the coup on October 25, 113 victims have officially fallen in the oppression of demonstrations and thousands have been injured.
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