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On the day of the “civilian protests”… complete chaos in Khartoum hospital

On Saturday, the Sudanese Central Doctors Committee said that the Khartoum Teaching Hospital witnessed a state of chaos, as a result of the “assault” on the working staff, the sick and the injured, in the midst of protests that took to the street to demand a civil state, which resulted in injuries.

According to what was announced by the Sudanese Doctors Committee, the security forces fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs inside the teaching hospital.

Sudanese demonstrators went out in massive rallies, Saturday, in the capital, Khartoum and other places across the country, to denounce the measures taken by the army last October, and then plunged the country into a political crisis, despite the restoration of Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, to his position.

Hundreds of people took to the streets, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported, even as security authorities tightened across the capital, troops deployed, and all bridges over the Nile were closed , linking Khartoum to its twin city Omdurman and Bahri district.

Meanwhile, authorities warned protesters not to approach “sovereign and strategic” sites in central Khartoum, referring to major government buildings and major institutions.

The city’s security committee said Sudanese forces would “deal with the chaos and violations,” SUNA reported.

Netblocks, a group that monitors internet activity, said Sudan experienced mobile internet disruptions early on Saturday.

“The mechanism appears to be similar or identical to the one used during the post-October blackout,” Alp Tucker, the group’s director, told The Associated Press.

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The army’s actions disrupted the planned fragile transition to democratic rule and led to relentless street demonstrations across Sudan.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, a former UN official who is seen as the civilian face of Sudan’s transitional government, was reinstated last month amid international pressure, in a deal calling for an independent technocratic government under his military supervision.

However, the pro-democracy movement rejected this deal, insisting that power be handed over to a fully civilian government tasked with leading the transition.

The Prime Minister continues discussions to find a way out of the political impasse, while his office said that he met Friday with leaders of the largest Umma Party in the country.

She talks about the attacks on the Khartoum Teaching Hospital, the beatings on the medical staff, the sick and the injured, and the firing of tear gas and sound bombs inside the hospital premises

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