There was tear gas in Sudanese capital Khartoum and other cities as Thousands took streets on Monday in the latest protests against the October military coup and a subsequent deal that reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
According to footage circulating on social media, demonstrators were seen marching in different locations in Khartoum and its sister city of Omdurman and also protests in other cities, including Kassala, Sennar and Port Sudan among other places.
Security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters marching in a street near the presidential palace in Khartoum. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
In past rounds of demonstrations security forces used violence, including live ammunition against protesters, according to activists. At least 44 protesters have been killed and hundreds wounded since the coup, according to the Sudan Doctors Committee.
The Sudanese military seized power Oct. 25, dissolving the transitional government and arresting dozens of officials and politicians.
Hamdok was reinstated last month amid international pressure in a deal that calls for an independent technocratic Cabinet under military oversight. The agreement included the release of government officials and politicians detained since the coup and the formation of an independent technocratic Cabinet led by Hamdok.
The deal, however, was rejected by the pro-democracy movement, which insists on handing over power to a civilian government to lead the transition. The protests came under the slogan of: “No negotiations, no compromise, and no power-sharing “with the military.
Sudanese Professionals Association and the so-called Resistance Committees, which spearheaded the uprising against al-Bashir and then the military coup, geared the protests which started yesterday in Sudanese capital and later circulated into other cities.