Under the slogan “November 17 Million” .. Demonstrations in Khartoum against the decisions of the army and international pressure to form a government

Sporadic demonstrations took place in Khartoum at noon today is Wednesday, In response to calls for the launch of the “November 17 million” against the decisions of the new Sovereign Council Chairman Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, amid continuing consultations to form a government, while Washington called on Israel to intervene and pressure to resolve the crisis.

Sudanese activists broadcast, on social media, a video clip of students and teachers leaving schools in Khartoum, to participate in the “November 17 Million”.

The resistance committees’ coordinators had previously called for a million-strong demonstration in the capital, to demand the return of the civilian government and to reject the army’s recent decisions.

The Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change also called – in a statement – to continue the demonstrations “until the fall of the coup,” while the Sudanese Professionals Association called – in a statement – to “mobilize in processions on Wednesday.”

Yesterday, the official Sudanese TV reported that the Traffic Department (governmental) announced the closure of 4 bridges starting from dawn on Wednesday, out of 10 bridges linking the cities of the capital, Khartoum, Bahri and Omdurman.

Some Sudanese parties underestimated the importance of the demonstrations in the change, including the former head of military media, Major General Muhammad Ajeeb, who told Al Jazeera that the demonstrations did not reach the constitutional and legal quorum that would enable them to change.

As for the leader of the Central Council of the Forces of Freedom and Change, Nidal Hassan Hussein, she told Al Jazeera that the upcoming demonstrations today are of great importance, as they coincide with the date that was set for the civilian component to take over the presidency of the Sovereignty Council.

The Euro-Med Monitor called – via Twitter – not to use violence against the demonstrators, stressing the need for the security forces to desist from their “violent behavior in dealing with protesters”, which led to the killing of 7 of them during last Saturday’s demonstrations.


For its part, the Sudanese Congress Party announced that an army force stormed the house of the party leader, Noureddine Salah, and took him to an unknown destination at dawn today.

The party condemned this “terrorist behavior that is against the law”, holding what it described as putschists fully responsible, and called in a statement to actively participate in today’s demonstrations.

and in Previous interview with Al Jazeera Mubasher, A member of the Sovereign Council in Sudan, Malik Agar, said that there is a dialogue to release the detainees, stressing that The military component does not mind releasing all detainees, including the ousted Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, within a short period, and Agar suggested that this would be within a day or two.

Israel and America

Internationally, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said – today, Wednesday – that Washington’s representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, met Tuesday evening with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, and asked him to intervene “to form a government in Sudan and end the military coup in the country.”

And US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has previously conveyed a similar message in his talks with Israeli officials.

In turn, the US State Department’s regional spokeswoman, Geraldine Griffiths, told Al Jazeera that international economic aid to the Sudanese people is at risk, due to the “behavior of the military component.”

In the same context, the head of the Transitional Sovereign Council in Sudan, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said – during his meeting in Khartoum with the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Faye – that the Sudanese army is unwilling to continue in power, stressing its commitment to the constitutional document and a comprehensive dialogue with all political forces.

As for the US official, she said – in a tweet – that she discussed with Hamdok ways to restore the democratic transition in Sudan.

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