Sudan.. Security forces confront demonstrators in the vicinity of the presidential palace in the “February 7 Million”
Al-Jazeera correspondent said that the security forces fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters extensively to disperse the demonstrators in the vicinity of the presidential palace in Khartoum, where new demonstrations were launched today, Monday, to demand the establishment of civilian rule and the removal of the military from power.
Al-Jazeera correspondent reported that there were cases of suffocation among the demonstrators as a result of the heavy tear gas fired. The authorities had reinforced security measures around the presidential palace and some government sites and facilities.
The authorities had earlier closed the Mak Nimr Bridge, which links between Khartoum and Khartoum North, and the Khartoum State Security Coordination Committee announced in a circular that the center of the capital is a prohibited area in which gatherings are prohibited.
Today, Monday, demonstrations took place in the capital and several Sudanese cities under the slogan “February 7 Million” in response to the call of the resistance committees and political and professional forces to demand the handover of power to civilians and the accountability of those involved in the killing of demonstrators.
Activists posted on social networking platforms videos that they said were of demonstrations in the cities of Wad Madani, Atbara, Kassala and Managil.
And since last October 25, Sudan has witnessed protests against the exceptional measures taken by the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, which political forces considered a “military coup.”