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Khartoum resistance committees commemorate 'January 17 Massacre'

September 18 - 2022 KHARTOUM
Marches in Khartoum (file photo)
Marches in Khartoum (file photo)

The Khartoum North (Bahri) and Khartoum resistance committees organised a demonstration on Saturday, to commemorate the January 17 Massacre, where seven people were killed and more than a 100 protesters were injured.

Demonstrators gathered in Khartoum Bahri, carrying pictures of the slain protesters, and demanded retribution and the handover of power to the people.

The Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) affirmed in a statement their solidarity with the demonstrators in “commemorating the martyrs”. The FFC said that the deaths were not in vain, adding that they would pursue their goals are achieved by “defeating the coup and restoring the civil democratic transformation”.

Doctors demand better pay

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, the Syndicate of Legal Doctors, and the Committee of Consultants and Specialists, invited “doctors of all categories” to participate in a vigil at the Omdurman Teaching Hospital today.

In a press release on Friday, they stated that the vigil’s aim is to “improve the provision of medical services, with free emergency health services and primary health care centres”.

They also wanted to improve the work environment and payment according to the new 2022 salary structure.

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