Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok resigned after a violent mass demonstration by the citizens. Thousands of Sudanese residents demonstrated their rage by marching all over Khartoum’s capital city.
The unrest has been fuelled more after his resignation.
The Prime Minister recently had a deal with the country’s military to share their power, after which people took on the streets to protest against his decision. The Sudanese security forces have killed even two individuals in Sundays’ protest.
One of the protesters was shot in the chest, while the other one in the head. The security forces of Sudan also fired tear gas on the thousands of protestors.
Walking on the streets, the demonstrators chanted “Power to the people”, calling for a complete civilian rule in Sudan. After the prime minister resigns from his post, the military is now having complete control of the country.
PM Hamdok noted, the nation was at a ‘dangerous turning point that threatens its whole survival’, adding that he tried best on his part to stop Sudan from sliding into disaster.
Various activists also raised their voices through social media and highlighted that 2022 would be a year of the continuance of the resistance.
After the coup staged by the Sudanese army, previous year, in the month of October, numerous political leaders made an agreement to share the power.
Coup leader Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan defended the military and the coup, noting that it was need of the hour, and they prevented a civil war. He furthermore highlighted that the elections are scheduled to take place in 2023.
The pro-democracy Sudan Central Doctors’ Committee informed that since the coup, at least 57 citizens have died during the protests, including the protestors who died on Sunday.
Sundays’ march was the 12th round of the major protest of the civilians since the October coup. The internet and mobile services were also hindered. The country marked its Independence Day on the eve of the new year.