The World – Sudan
Protesters set tires in the morning hours, according to witnesses in separate areas of Khartoum, and they carried pictures of victims of the sit-in and chanted slogans demanding retribution.
The Sudanese News Agency (official) quoted Wajdi Salih, the official spokesman for the Forces for Freedom and Change, saying: “We are committed to justice, which does not spread stupidity (calm the souls) but rather restores the wounds of the city and the bullets die.”
He added: “On the twenty-ninth of Ramadan, we walk free on the roads, thanks to their sacrifices (the dead sit-in). We do not remember them because we have not forgotten them.”
On Friday, the Sudanese government announced that “the right of retribution that is claimed by the families of the martyrs to break up the sit-in has not been lost.”
On June 3, 2019, armed men in military uniform broke up a sit-in by protesters against the regime of former President Omar al-Bashir in front of the General Command of the Army in the capital, Khartoum.
According to the Ministry of Health, the demolition process resulted in the death of 66 people, while the Forces for Freedom and Change, the leader of the protest movement, estimated the number of dead at 128.
At that time, the forces of change held the military council, which was then in charge, responsible for breaking up the sit-in, while the council said that it had not issued a silver order.
On August 21, 2019, Sudan began a 39-month transitional period, ending with elections that would share power between the (dissolved) military council and the forces of the declaration of freedom and change.