Demonstrations in Khartoum, rejecting the Burhan-Hamdok agreement
Demonstrations in Khartoum, rejecting the Burhan-Hamdok agreement

Thousands demonstrated, on Sunday, in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in rejection of the political agreement signed between the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and the demand for democratic civilian rule.

The demonstrators, carrying national flags, chanted slogans denouncing the actions of the army chief, which he took on October 25, and the political agreement signed between Al-Burhan and Hamdok on November 21.

According to The Eastern Herald correspondent, the demonstrators raised banners saying, “No negotiation, “No partnership,” “No bargaining,” “No to military rule,” “The people are stronger and apostasy is impossible,” “The revolution is a people’s revolution, and power is the authority of a people.” and “Yes to democratic civil government.”

Since last October 25, Sudan has witnessed protests in rejection of exceptional measures, including declaring a state of emergency, dissolving the Sovereignty Councils and Transitional Ministers, dismissing Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and arresting party leaders and officials, within measures described by political forces as a “military coup”.

On November 21, Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement that includes the latter’s return to his position, the formation of a government of competencies, the release of political detainees, and the two parties pledged to work together to complete the democratic path.

However, political and civil forces expressed their rejection of the agreement as an “attempt to legitimize the coup”, pledging to continue protests until a full civilian rule is achieved.

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