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Sudan: ‘There is no room for General al-Burhan but to compromise’

By Eman El-Sherbiny
Posted on Tuesday, 2 November 2021 18:39

Sudanese nationals living in Lebanon chant slogans as they hold their national flag during a protest to condemn a military coup earlier this week, in front of the Sudanese embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

The soldiers can’t kill us all was the brave claim of tens of thousand of protestors marching across Sudan's capital Khartoum and other cities on 30 October. That message didn’t reach some of the soldiers.

At least three civilians were shot dead that day by security forces in Omdurman, Khartoum’s twin city. That brings the death toll to at least 15 civilians since 25 October when General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the power-sharing government with civilians and ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and several other officials. Hundreds more have been arbitrarily detained and beaten.

Burhan additionally detained government officials and announced a state of emergency triggering massive condemnation from the international community.