Dec 21, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — On Saturday, Sudanese people took to the street to mark the second anniversary of the December Revolution that led to the ouster of the then president Omar Al Bashir.
The protesters waved banners while calling for freedom, justice and peace, which were the main demands of the revolution against the Bashir regime.
The chanted slogans against the military component in the transitional government.
They also called for scrapping of the Transitional Partner Council (TPC), which was recently formed as part of a peace agreement between the government and rebel groups.
The Sudanese who took to the street want the transitional government to accelerate the formation of parliament.
They also want the people responsible for killing protests during the anti-Bashir uprising to be held accountable for their actions and the dissolution of the companies owned by the military.
The main rallies happened in Khartoum where the marchers headed to the Republican Palace and in its twin city Omdurman where the demonstrators went to the parliament buildings.
Some demonstrators called for a sit-in outside the parliament to demand the inclusion of protesters among the forces represented in the upcoming legislative body with a large portion.
Sudanese police dispersed an attempt to hold a sit-in outside the parliament in Omdurman while several groups rejected calls for a sit-in outside the Republican Palace.
Some activists quickly reacted saying that such a move will pave the way for the army to repeat the Egyptian scenario and crackdown on the demonstration before to hijack the power from the civilians.
Ahead of the protests, the head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, pledged to protect the gains of the revolution.
“On this anniversary, we renew our pledge that the armed forces will remain the guarantor and protector of the revolution and its gains,” al-Burhan wrote on Twitter.
It is worth noting that the attorney general deployed prosecutors with the police forces and banned the use of tear gas or bullets against the demonstrators.