Dozens were injured in protests against the military in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, according to medics on Wednesday.
The independent Centers Doctors’ Committee said in a statement that police used tear gas canisters on Tuesday to disperse protesters against a recent political deal between Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the military.
#Sudan protests continue: Thousands of people took to the streets to protest against a deal signed by PM Hamdok and General Burhan. Since the military coup at least 42 people have been killed. We met the family of one of them.https://t.co/O0idtLeQnJ pic.twitter.com/drmj9DDeZe— Mariel Müller (@_MarielMueller) November 28, 2021
There was no comment from the Sudanese authorities on the claim.
Meanwhile, the Forces of Freedom and Change (FCC) coalition, which had shared power with the military before last month’s military takeover, vowed to continue protests to demand the handover of power to civilians.
On Oct. 25, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the ruling military council, dismissed Hamdok’s transitional government, amid rival protests and accusations between the military and politicians.
Hamdok, however, was reinstated on Nov. 21 under a political agreement with al-Burhan to end a weeks-long crisis that threatened to undermine Sudan’s transition to democracy.
In Sudan the masses once again took the streets in opposition to the military coup, in the face of strong repression. Protestors are demanding an end to the coup, a government drawn, primarily, from the protest movement, and deeper social/political/economic change in the country. https://t.co/O3roJo3t4m— Eugene Puryear (@EugenePuryear) December 1, 2021
Before the military takeover, Sudan was administered by a sovereign council of military and civilian officials which was overseeing the transition period until elections in 2023 as part of a precarious power-sharing pact between the military and FFC.
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