Khartoum / Kadugli / Atbara / — Tens of hundreds of other people took to the streets in Khartoum and 16 different towns the day gone by within the December 19 Marches of the Millions, which honored the start of the 2018 December revolution, to call for the overthrow of the putschists.

Demonstrations to mark the fourth anniversary of the December Revolution, which sooner or later resulted in the overthrow of the regime of Omar Al Bashir after 3 a long time of dictatorship, happened everywhere the rustic, together with Wad Madani, Port Sudan, Atbara, Kadugli, and Nyala.

Protesters call for the ones liable for the army coup in October ultimate yr step down. They chanted slogans reminiscent of ‘Freedom, Peace, Justice’ and “The revolution is the people’s choice. The revolution is a people’s revolution. The military back to the barracks and the Janjaweed disbanded”.

The marches had been met with fierce repression from safety forces. Journalist Tom Rhodes mentioned on Twitter that “security forces used the usual tactic – bombarding the protestors with tear gas and stun grenades, followed by security forces on foot who then arrest them”.

Khartoum protests

In Khartoum and its dual towns, the marches began from 12 accumulating issues via six routes transferring within the course of the Republican Palace. A gaggle of protesters reportedly controlled to get inside 1.5km of the palace.

The processions had been reportedly kilometers lengthy.

Protesters instructed Radio Dabanga that safety forces blocked 4 bridges with boxes, together with the White Nile Bridge between Omdurman and Khartoum and the El Mak Nimr, El Mansheya, and Blue Nile bridges connecting Khartoum with Khartoum North (Bahri).

The forces additionally sealed off the fringe of the Central Command of the Sudan Armed Forces within the centre of town as neatly.

The forces fired tear gasoline, stun grenades, and stones on the demonstrators.

El Hadaf newspaper, the mouthpiece of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party, reported {that a} correspondent of Al Jazeera Live was once shot within the leg whilst he was once protecting the December 19 protests in Khartoum. His digital camera was once confiscated.

Official vacation

The Sudanese government introduced December 19 as an legitimate vacation within the nation to pre-empt the Marches of the Millions commemorating the start of the December 2018 Revolution because the marches had been anticipated to have a big turn-out.

The date additionally coincides with the declaration of independence from the joint British-Egyptian colonial rule on December 19, 1955.

Marches within the states

Outside of Khartoum, protest marches happened in 16 different towns.

Demonstrators from Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan, instructed Radio Dabanga that they went out to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2018 December Revolution, to concerned with the overthrow of the October 2021 putschists, and to copy the slogans of ‘No negotiation, No partnership, No legitimacy’ (with/for the army).

In Atbara, River Nile state, other people additionally marched in a roaring procession “on the anniversary of the launch of the glorious December Revolution”.

The contributors chanted slogans denouncing the Framework Agreement and significant retribution for the blood of the martyrs, relating to ongoing negotiations on impunity.

Nujoud El Shalali, a member of an Atbara resistance committee, instructed Radio Dabanga that many of us from Ed Damer and Berber tribes joined the demonstration in Atbara.

She mentioned that enormous numbers of safety forces dressed in civilian garments joined the protest march as neatly. “They were noticed but nothing happened.”

Renewed dedication to the martyrs

Members of resistance committees in quite a lot of states introduced the renewal of their dedication to the martyrs of the revolution and political detainees in prisons.

Ashraf Khojali, member of the resistance committees in Hasaheisa in El Gezira, instructed Radio Dabanga that the revolution can’t be celebrated till after a civilian executive has been established and justice has been served.

The protesters demanded retribution for the sufferers of anti-protester violence and held up footage of those that died throughout the December Revolution and the months that adopted and of those that had been killed by means of safety forces because the October 25, 2021, army coup.

An essential match is the June 3 Massacre wherein the army killed no less than 186 while some other 100 went lacking and lots of extra had been injured.