About 62 people were injured in demonstrations that took place in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Monday, calling for a “civil democratic transformation” and rejecting what they describe as a “military coup”.
According to a statement by the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, on Tuesday; The number of injuries on Monday reached 62, including 6 cases of head injuries from tear gas canisters.
The statement indicated that “all injuries are stable,” adding that the committee “is investigating any other injuries that occurred in other states, which will be announced later if confirmed.”
Since last October 25, Sudan has witnessed protests in rejection of measures taken by Al-Burhan on the same day, which included declaring a state of emergency, dissolving the Sovereignty Councils and Transitional Ministers, and dismissing Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, after the arrest of party leaders and officials, within measures described by political forces as a “military coup.” “.
Although the head of the Transitional Council and the commander of the army, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement on November 21, which 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; political and civil forces expressed their rejection to the agreement as an “attempt to legitimise the coup”, vowing to continue protests until full civilian rule is achieved.
Since August 21, 2019, Sudan has been living a transitional period that ends with elections in July 2023, during which power is shared by the army, civilian forces and armed movements that signed an agreement with the government to bring peace in 2020.