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Sit-ins broken up in Port Sudan and Wad Madani

June 7 - 2019 PORT SUDAN / WAD MADANI
Port Sudan (File photo)
Port Sudan (File photo)

Army forces broke up a two-month-old sit-in in front of the 101st Infantry Division in Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state, on Thursday. The same happened in Wad Madani, capital of El Gezira.

Journalist Amin Sinada reported to Radio Dabanga that clashes erupted between  demonstrators and the army who attempted to violently disperse the sit-in in Port Sudan. This led to the arrest of three protestors, who were taken to El Awsat police station and later released on bail.

Wad Madani

Units of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) government militia, the army, and security services also broke up the sit-in in Wad Madani, capital of El Gezira, on Tuesday, local activists told Radio Dabanga. In the two days following the breakup, protestors have been injured by gunfire from armed forces. Tear gas was also used against them.

The activists pointed out that armed forces forced public transport passengers and passers-by to open their mobile phones so the content could be inspected.

Armed forces also fired volleys of bullets and a barrage of tear gas at protestors blocking the main road in Wad El Haddad, south of Wad Madani, on Wednesday. Local activists report that a number of residents were injured.

El Gedaref

On Thursday, hundreds of angry youths in El Gedaref closed the main road linking Deim Bakr and the district where the market is located. They protested against the killing and wounding of six residents by the army on Wednesday. Residents reported to Radio Dabanga that the army tried to remove the barricades, open the road, and disperse the protestors, but was not able to do so.

The city has seen a heavy deployment of army troops and paramilitaries of the RSF. Residents explained that the armed forces, carrying firearms and whips, tried to provoke the residents.

Dongola

An activist from Dongola in Northern State told Radio Dabanga that resistance committees  in the town and its neighbouring villages are ready for mass civil disobedience actions and a general strike starting on Sunday. Demonstrations condemning the massacre at the sit-in in Khartoum last Monday continued in Dongola in recent days.


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