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Sudanese resistance demos continue despite repression

Protests in Khartoum yesterday (social media)
Protests in Khartoum yesterday (social media)

Thousands of people marched in Khartoum and other parts of the country yesterday as part of the February 10 Marches of the Millions called for by the resistance committees to denounce the military coup.

Hundreds of protesters deviated from the predetermined paths in a new attempt to reach the Republican Palace, but security forces confronted them with tear gas and other forms of repression just over a kilometre away from the palace.

Some of the demonstrators headed towards the Republican Palace came from the south of Khartoum. The paramilitary Central Reserve Police Forces (Abu Teira) confronted the demonstrators near the Sharwani bus station and prevented them from progressing further. A truck was used to spray coloured water against the demonstrators.

The police further chased the demonstrators up to El Gurashi Park, south of central Khartoum, and the area witnessed hit-and-run operations between the demonstrators and the police.

Other anti-coup protests took place in Omdurman, Khartoum North, and El Gedaref.

These protests took place in addition to the weekly protests that have been planned on every Monday in February. Last Monday, at least 63 protesters were injured as security forces used excessive violence, including live ammunition and tear gas, to repress protesters. 

Yesterday's Marches of the Millions
(social media/Sudanese Resistance Committees)


In Northern State, where protesters have been protesting against increased electricity prices and the lack of development support for the area and demanded the implementation of the Northern Track protocol of the Juba Peace Agreement, a protester has been killed.

Atef Abdelfaraj, from the Northern State Resistance Committees, was run over by a truck and 10 others were injured at the El Hamdab bridge. The  Resistance Committees hold the coup authorities fully responsible for his death.

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