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Sudan Security Forces Clash with Protesters in Khartoum

Sudan Security Forces Clash with Protesters in Khartoum

Wednesday, 25 January, 2023 - 10:00
Protesters are seen in Khartoum on Tuesday. (AFP)

Sudanese protesters tried to march onto the presidential palace in Khartoum on Tuesday but were intercepted by security forces, who fired tear gas to disperse them.

Sudan’s security forces blocked some bridges linking the three cities of the capital (Khartoum, Bahri, and Omdurman), ahead of the resistance committees’ calls for a million-strong march to protest the deteriorating economic conditions.

The police were also deployed at the main entrances leading to central Khartoum.

A large crowd of protesters in Omdurman marched on the parliament but riot police dispersed them with excessive force.

The resistance committees leading the popular movement had called for uniting efforts against the oppressive economic policies, demanding an end to military rule and the establishment of a country of freedom, peace, dignity, and justice.

Meanwhile, a high-ranking delegation of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) arrived in South Sudan's capital Juba to discuss the framework agreement reached last month and the latest developments in Sudan.

This visit is part of a trip that includes a number of Arab and African countries, and is the FCC’s first foreign tour.

The delegation will meet with South Sudan President Salva Kiir and other officials, according to a statement issued by the FFC foreign relations committee.

The FFC stressed the significance of cooperation with the government of South Sudan in order to contribute effectively to the political process.

This would accelerate the civil democratic transformation and reinforce rapprochement and integration between both fraternal states, added the statement.

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