Sudan: Military warns protest organizers ahead of Sunday’s mass march

Sudan’s ruling military council warned opposition groups ahead of the Sunday protest march to be responsible for any damage or deaths.

Sudan: Military warns protest organizers ahead of Sunday's mass march

A statement released Saturday by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) notes, “We warn of the seriousness of the crisis our country is going through.”

The Freedom and Change alliance is currently leading the protest movement in the country and TMC has held responsible to it completely for any loss of spirit in the march or damage of state institutions.

On June 3 a severe crackdown by military on the protesters in Khartoum killed many. A doctors group linked to the movement claimed more than 120 people lost their lives while the official statement reveals the figure as 61.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International issued a statement on Friday demanding safety of protesters in Sunday’s march in the capital and other Sudanese cities.

The day also marks the 30th anniversary of the coup that made Omar al-Bashir the president of Sudan in 1989 by toppling last elected government of the country.

Bashir was ousted on April 11 by the military and since then there has been an issue on how to manage a transition towards elections and bring to power a civilian government.

A statement released Saturday by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) notes, “We warn of the seriousness of the crisis our country is going through.”

The protest organizers claimed Saturday its leaders are being prevented by the military to hold a press conference in Khartoum.

Protest leader Ahmed al-Rabie said, “Before we could start the press conference, three vehicles from RSF, full of armed men, came to our building and told us not to hold the press conference.”

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