Khartoum is on fire..gassing, protests and a government session

Our correspondent in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, reported on Monday that the police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters in the vicinity of the Prime Ministry.

Pro-military protesters in Khartoum demanded the overthrow of the transitional Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who gathered his government in an emergency meeting to discuss the political crisis, which he described as the “worst” since the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in 2019

Senior sources told “Sky News Arabia” that the Sudanese government meeting discussed the crisis and did not come up with decisions.     

On the third day of their sit-in, the protesters, who supported the military taking over full power, chanted slogans calling for the dissolution of the civilian government and the downfall of its president.

Dozens gathered in front of the cabinet headquarters in the center of the capital, Khartoum , chanting, “Down with Hamdok,” while hundreds continued their sit-in in the tents they had set up in front of the presidential palace

“We came here to overthrow the civilian government because it failed, and for the military to take over this transitional period,” one of the protesters, Al-Taher Fadl Al-Mawla, told AFP.

Civilians gather as members of Sudanese pro-democracy protest on the anniversary of a major anti-military protest, as groups loyal to toppled leader Omar al-Bashir plan rival demonstrations in Khartoum, Sudan June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Opponents of the demonstrators assert that their movement was organized at the behest of members of the army and security forces leadership, and that supporters of the former regime were among the demonstrators.

Supporters of the formation of a civilian government who led the popular revolution that ended 30 years of Bashir’s rule in 2019 say that the sit-in is a “coup” being prepared in a country that has known many coups.

The transitional authority, consisting of civilians and military personnel, is supposed to run the country until general elections are organized in 2023

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