Khartoum youth resistance committees called for mass demonstrations today in conjunction with ban on some media outlet


Khartoum- Alyurae- (Agencies) – Sudan’s “resistance committees” announced on Sunday evening another mass protest in the capital Khartoum on Monday, calling on demonstrators in their statement to move towards the presidential palace at 1 p.m.

The statement identified 10 gathering places for demonstrators in central Khartoum before heading to the presidential palace.

they called on demonstrators to “barricades the streets (closed with stones) to protect them from attack by the security forces”.

On the eve of the upcoming anti-coup demonstrations today, the Ministry of Culture and Information announced the withdrawal of al-Jazeera Mubasher’s license because of the “unserréed handling” of Sudanese affairs “that are striking the social fabric of the country,” it said in a statement.

The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum denounced the decision as a “step backwards,” while al-Jazeera condemned in a statement the “intimidation” of the media, calling on “the Sudanese authorities to enable the channel to continue its work.”

In December, Sudanese security forces attacked the Saudi al-Arabiya tv office in Khartoum, beat journalists and confiscated equipment.

Other journalists said they were arrested or assaulted while covering the protests, including al-Hadath tv team and, more recently, the physical attack on Al-Arabi tv journalists.

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