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Sudan: Thousands commemorate 'martys' of the protest movement in Khartoum

0 19.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Demonstrators waving Sudanese flags, Khartoum
M/S Demonstration
M/S Protesters chanting
M/S Protester holding sign saying 'You are the foundation and your honor will not be wasted'
M/S Ismail al-Taj, Spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association
M/S Protesters holding signs saying (L-R) 'The martyrs mother is my mother and his blood is my blood',
'Freedom and martyrs square' and 'The blood of our martyrs is not gone'
C/U Protester wearing white cap with message saying 'Blood in return for blood, we don't accept Diya [financial compensation]'
W/S Demonstrators waving Sudanese flags
SOT, Ismail al-Taj, Spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association (Arabic): ''First and last, if we don't pursue justice, for the victims, the survivors and the families of the martyrs, we can say that we have failed at this revolution. We can say that we have failed at achieving the objectives of this revolution. For this reason, we are very keen to pay a great attention to the issue of justice, and to achieve that it is necessary to have functioning institutions, real judicial institutions, to have impartial police, and an impartial, functioning ministry of justice and an independent Deputy General.''
W/S Demonstration
M/S Man reading the Bible
W/S Protester waving Sudanese flag from top of building
W/S Demonstration
W/S Protester waving Sudanese flag
W/S Demonstration
M/S Demonstration
C/U Protester wearing white cap
W/S Demonstrators waving Sudanese flags
SCRIPT
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Thousands of protesters gathered at a popular square in the city centre of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday, to commemorate and honour the people killed in the months-long protest movement that has rocked the country following the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir in April, 2019.
Men, women and children wearing white caps with protest messages written on them and carrying Sudanese flags were seen chanting slogans, climbing on top of buildings to wave flags and holding signs calling their fallen comrades "martyrs" in a bid to bring attention to the reportedly more than 200 people who have been killed by security forces.
Ismail al-Taj, spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, an important protest group called for justice to be delivered saying that "if we don't pursue justice for the victims, the survivors and the families of the martyrs, we can say that we have failed at this revolution."
Similar rallies were also held in other parts of the city with riot police reportedly firing tear gas to disperse a rally at a central bus station in downtown Khartoum.