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El Gedaref public decry RSF attacks

May 16 - 2019 EL GEDAREF
RSF troops parade in Darfur (File photo0
RSF troops parade in Darfur (File photo0

On Wednesday, people in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan denounced the repeated attacks by paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on residents of the town.

Activist Jaafar Khidir told Radio Dabanga from El Gedaref on Wednesday that RSF troops brought to the town following the recent tribal clashes, attacked two youths with whips and rifle butts while they were addressing people in the town market to raise their awareness.

He pointed out that the militiamen have been beating the residents with whips and humiliating them since coming to the town.

On Wednesday, the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC) announced in a statement its total rejection of any attempt to suppress the people in the exercise of their legitimate right to peaceful expression and held responsibility for anyone who contributes to repression.

The statement pointed out that the forces belonging to the RSF used live bullets, batons and whips to attack the protesters, resulting in nine injuries among the them.

The statement warned of the continuation of these attacks, which constitute an extension of the practices of the inevitably falling security services and militias of the regime.

The statement also held the Transitional Military Council (TFC) “fully responsible for these blatant attacks and its failure to curb and stop these forces, which may lead to repeating the massacre of May 13, 2019 and shedding more Sudanese blood”.

Port Sudan

On Wednesday, workers in Port Sudan carried out a protest vigil in front of the post office buildings to denounce the attacks on protesters at the sit-in at the Sudanese army command in Khartoum on Monday evening. Five people were killed.

The demonstrators held banners condemning the killing of peaceful protesters and demanding the immediate punishment of the perpetrators of "the massacre" and

They called for cleansing the departments of the institutions from the employees of the administrations of the former regime.

 


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