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Demonstrator in Sudan demand justice for army crackdown victims | News



Thousands of Sudanese people have protested in Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a sit-in outside the army headquarters that killed more than 100 people.

Dubbed the "Justice First" marches, Saturday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which has been abolished military in April. [194559004] [194559004] The removal of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir in April ] Chanting "blood for blood, we will not accept compensation", crowds of protesters marched through the main streets of the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan, and central cities of Madani and Al-Obeid, witnesses said.

Many protesters were carrying banners that read "Justice for Martyrs"

In the capital itself, witnesses said, a march was staged in the Haj Yousef area, but more were expecte d later in the day.

The June 3 raid came after talks between protest leaders and military generals, who seized power after al-Bashir's overthrow, collapsed over who should head a new governing body ̵

1; a civilian or a soldier. [19659007] Protest organizers say security forces killed at least 128 people during the dispersal and subsequent crackdown. Authorities, however, put the death toll at 61.

The protest organizers hoped that the big numbers take part in the marches on June 30, when thousands of people flooded the streets

At least 11 people were killed in clashes with security forces on June 30, according to the organizers.

Saturday's rallies so put pressure on the ruling Transitional Military Council the representatives of the Freedom and Change Alliance – another union of protesting groups – and sign a power

Ahmed Rabei, spokesman for the SPA, The protest movement called for the postpone ment of talks on Sunday on the deal. on the deal.

The signing ceremony was not going to take place earlier this week, but several delays

The Sudanese Communist Party, which is part of the protest movement, criticized the "vague" talks between the TMC and the alliance. [19659013] Mahmoud al-Khateib, the party's political secretary, current members of the TMC. The deal includes a joint sovereign council set to rule for a little over three years

A member of the 11-member Council for the first 21 months, followed by a civilia n Leader for the next 18.

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