& # 39; Protect Your Revolution & # 39; On April 1
1, after nearly four months of popular uprising, a military takeover ended the 30-year authoritarian reign of al-Bashir. In a televised address to the nation, Sudan's then-Secretary of Defense, Lieutenant-General Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, announced that Al-Bashir – who himself had taken a coup in 1989 – had been arrested and taken to a "safe" location. 19659004] But the enthusiasm of the demonstrators quickly became furious when Ibn Auf, a longtime al-Bashir loyalist, announced the founding of a two-year transitional military council (19459004) and was later sworn in as its chief.
The demonstrators braved a newly imposed curfew and continued to hit the streets, denouncing Ibn Auf's testimony as a "farce." Just under 24 hours later, the military council had to appoint its second leader within two days, with Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Ibn Auf.
replaced. Since then, negotiations have taken place between the Council and the protest organizers who on Saturday made a list of demands on the Sudanese military leaders.
The military council must formally respond to these demands, including the transfer of power to a transitional government with civilian leadership for a four-year period, after which elections will be held. Al-Burhan also pledged to restructure state institutions and uproot the regime's [Bashir] symbols "- but also said that the transition to civilian rule could take up to two years.
Appease concessions Protesters
Mohamed Vall of Al Jazeera, reported by Khartoum, said the recent concessions by the Sudanese military rulers failed to attract protesters, many of whom were suspicious of the country's higher armed forces because of their historical ties to the former al-Bashir government
"Remember, we are talking about a regime that has been rooted in power for 30 years, the SPA and other powers behind this protest … know that the top military, who staged this coup, the power of the military will not be given up easily in Sudan, "said Vall.
. "Some of the military leaders are very close to the former regime, and the demonstrators want to make sure that anyone who has connections to the former regime [and] is with the former NCP to leave the stage and there should be new powers and a new Sudan, "he added.
The SPA's press conference took place just hours after the protesters' call to secure the "revolution" following a failed attempt by the security forces to eliminate roadblocks around a sit-in in front of a sprawling complex comprising the Sudanese military headquarters and the Department of Defense in Khartoum.
"We urge all people to go immediately to Army headquarters to stop the attempts to disperse demonstrators," the SPA said in a statement
Mohammed Amin wore to this report at