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Thousands oppose the coup in Sudan as security forces fire tear gas

According to witnesses, Sudanese security forces have fired tear gas to disperse large crowds, indicating opposition to the military regime in the capital Khartoum and neighboring cities.

Protesters also gathered in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum. (AFP / AFP)

Security forces fired tear gas as thousands of people protested in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and neighboring cities and continued to put pressure on the army after a coup d’etat 11 weeks ago.

Witnesses said on Sunday that security forces fired tear gas when opposition to democratization headed for the Prime Minister’s Office.

“No, no to the military government,” the demonstrators waved and chanted.

Obstacles have been set up to prevent people from gathering at the palace and military headquarters.

Authorities have repeatedly denied the use of live ammunition in confronting protests, often saying that numerous security forces were injured during “out of peace” demonstrations.

According to doctors, the resumption of protests since the coup encountered crackdowns that killed at least 60 people.

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Consultations promoted by the United Nations

Doctors in lab coats attended Sunday’s rally and protested security forces attacking hospitals and medical facilities during previous demonstrations.

The central committee of Dr. Sudan, who is participating in the protest, said on Saturday that doctors would list and deliver a memorandum of understanding to UN officials complaining about “assaults” against such facilities.

The UN Security Council will meet on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Sudan.

On Saturday, the United Nations said it Promote discussions Among the major stakeholders in Sudan to resolve the crisis.

However, the Armed Forces for Freedom and Change of the Private Alliance, which led the protest against long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir, said it had not received “details” about the UN initiative.

On Sunday, the Sudanese Expert Association said it had similarly contributed to the anti-Bashir protest, but completely “rejected” the UN-promoted parley.

“The way to resolve the Sudanese crisis begins with the complete overthrow of the Petitist Military Council and the delivery of its members to face justice about the killings committed against the defenseless (and) peaceful Sudanese people.” Said the SPA in a statement.

read more: Sudanese forces fire tear gas as antimilitarist protests continue

Source: AFP

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