Publicado: Sol, Julio 14, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Fresh demonstrations held for killed protestors

Fresh demonstrations held for killed protestors

Dubbed the "Justice First" marches, Saturday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals' Association (SPA), which has been spearheading the protests since December that led to the military ousting of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir in April.

The military council insists it did not order the raid, which according to the protest movement left more than 100 killed and hundreds wounded on that day.

The military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups agreed provisionally last week to share power for three years, bringing thousands onto the streets to hail a first step towards ending decades of dictatorship.

Chanting "Blood for blood, we won't accept compensations", crowds of protesters marched through the main streets of the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan, and other cities including Madani, al-Obeid and Kassala, witnesses said. Dozens of protesters were killed outside the army headquarters in Khartoum when swift support forces broke up a sit-in calling for the handover of power to a civilian government. Officials put the death toll at 62.

"This is an attempt to block the agreement which has been reached by the Transitional Military Council and the Alliance for Freedom and Change", Sudanese Gen. Jamal Omar said on state television.

Police and security forces have attempted to disperse demonstrators using tear gas and firing live ammunition in the air to disperse the protesters.

"Saturday's session will discuss the constitutional document as determined by the mediation", state news agency SUNA said, citing the council.

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African Union envoy Mohammed el-Hassan Labat originally said a meeting would take place on Saturday night.

The signing ceremony was expected to take place earlier this week, but several delays were announced, raising suspicions the two parties might still be divided over the agreement's details.

The agreement proposes a little more than a three-year transition period, with the president of the new ruling body to be held by the military for the first 21 months and a civilian for the remaining 18 months.

Late on Saturday, the Sudanese Communist party, which is part of the protest movement, said it rejected the power-sharing agreement because it does not include an global investigation into the crackdown and it keeps paramilitary forces in existence. On Sunday, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, Sudan's top general, said the military council that assumed power after al-Bashir's overthrow would be dissolved with the implementation of the power-sharing deal. The two sides also agreed on an independent Sudanese investigation into the deadly crackdown, but the details have yet to be worked out.

The RSF grew out of the notorious Janjaweed militias used by al-Bashir in the Darfur conflict in the early 2000s.

Magdy reported from Cairo.

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