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Sudan to take ‘firm action’ against Al Bashir supporters

April 17 - 2020 KHARTOUM
Minister of Industry and Trade Madani Abbas at a press conference in Khartoum, April 2, 2020 (SUNA)
Minister of Industry and Trade Madani Abbas at a press conference in Khartoum, April 2, 2020 (SUNA)

Sudan’s Council of Ministers has ordered strict measures against Al Bashir supporters who continue to demonstrate in Khartoum.

On Thursday, hundreds of people in the Sudanese capital protested against the government of Abdallah Hamdok. They were stopped by the police who used teargas to dispersed them.

It was the third time in eight days that defenders of the defunct regime of former President Omar Al Bashir staged a demonstration.

On April 9, protesters demanded the transitional government to be replaced, and called for the continuation of subsidies on basic consumer goods. On Sunday, mainly women supporters demonstrated. 30 protesters were arrested for violating anti-coronavirus (Covid-19) measures.

After the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday, Minister of Industry and Trade Madani Abbas Madani told reporters in Khartoum that he and his colleagues agreed that supporters of the defunct regime “should not be allowed to occupy the spaces of freedom that the Sudanese people have extracted from the same former regime, and to overthrow the democratic path in Sudan”.

The ministers emphasised the need for Sudan’s security forces “to deal firmly with these outlaws who do not take into account the health, political, and economic situation in the country”.

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