The Sudanese Professionals Association demanded that the demonstrators, who started today, Sunday, protest rallies, close the roads leading to the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum.
In a statement, the assembly called on the demonstrators to head to the vicinity of the presidential palace and close all roads leading to it with barricades.
He also appealed to the regular forces to stand by the people and deter any attempt to attack the peaceful assembly.
Sudan Liberation Sit-in
He also waved the call for a sit-in under the hashtag (#Sit-in_Tahrir_Sudan).
These developments came after massive demonstrations erupted today in Khartoum, rejecting the political agreement signed between the Army Commander, Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and against the exceptional measures issued on October 25.
Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath correspondent reported that hundreds of demonstrators flocked to the heart of the Sudanese capital, denouncing the political agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok.
to the presidential palace
She also added that the army had closed a number of main roads in the capital, as well as bridges.
It was reported that demonstrators stormed the presidential palace in the center of the capital after reaching the southern gate, calling for an open sit-in.
While information confirmed that the Sudanese security forces worked to disperse the protesters by firing tear gas in their ranks, and tried to keep them away from the Republican Palace.
The coordination of the Resistance Committees in Khartoum had announced in a statement that the processions would go to the Republican Palace to demand the handover of power to civilians.
From Sudan today – AFP
As for the forces of freedom and change, they called on all sectors of the people to participate in the peaceful demonstrations, and put forward a political declaration stressing the need for comprehensive political reforms during the transitional period ending with free and fair elections.
Hamdok defends the agreement
In turn, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, on Saturday, defended the political agreement, and considered it the most effective way to return to the path of civil democratic transformation, pointing out that his signature on the political agreement came in his conviction that it would lead to the bloodshed of young people.
He also added in a statement posted on Twitter: “We are facing a major setback in the revolution’s march that threatens the country’s security, unity and stability.”
He also stressed the government’s adherence to justice and the accountability of perpetrators of crimes and violations against citizens.
sensitive transition phase
For its part, the Sovereign Council announced, on Saturday, that the country is going through a sensitive transitional stage, stressing the importance of not compromising the security and stability of the country because without security it is not possible to talk about a democratic transition in Sudan.
Hamdok and Al-Burhan (archived from AFP)
The council said that the next stage will witness the holding of free and fair elections, and this must be preceded by peace and stability to contribute to the return of the displaced and refugees.
It is noteworthy that last November 21, Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement that included the latter’s return to his position and the formation of a government of competencies, but political and civil forces expressed their rejection of the agreement, pledging to continue protests until full civilian rule is achieved.
This came after the military forces imposed, on October 25, exceptional measures, by which they dissolved the government and the former Sovereignty Council, suspended the constitutional document, and imposed a state of emergency.