A fresh round of demonstrations on Sunday, hit the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum and other cities to demand civilian rule.
The protesters set out from Bashdar bus station in the capital city and thronged towards the Republican Palace in central Khartoum, holding placards and chanting slogans denouncing the October 2021 military coup, in Khartoum, Sudan.
In order to stem the wave of demonstrations, Khartoum State authorities have closed most of the state’s bridges linking the three major cities of Khartoum, Omdurman, and Bahri – leaving only Al-Halfaya and Suba bridges open to traffic.
Most of the roads around the army’s general command headquarters and those leading to the presidential palace have been closed.
On Saturday, the United Nations (UN) launched an intra-Sudanese political process to end the crisis.
UN envoy for Sudan, Volker Perthes said in a statement that Sudan should seek: “sustainable path forward towards democracy and peace” in the country. The timeline for the resumption of talks, is yet to be addressed.
On January 2, Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation amid a political crisis and waves of pro civil rule protests in the country.
Sudan has been undergoing political turmoil after the general commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency on October 25, 2021, dissolved the Sovereign Council and the government.