Another heroic, revolutionary day termed (Al-Rahifa Tingad) by Sudan protesters against the military’s

Al-Yurae-(Reuters)- Thousands of Sudanese staged fresh protests in the capital Khartoum on Sunday to demand full civilian rule.

The Coordination of the Khartoum Resistance Committees called on citizens to go out and continue their on going four months demonstrations against the military coup in the “February 20th Millioneaha” called “Al-Rahefa Tanqed”, a cry from a well-known traditional courage poetry in Sudan that represents the challenge of confrontation in combat.

Protesters chanted anti-military slogans and waved banners calling for civilian rule, as they marched towards the presidential palace in Khartoum,

“No to military rule,” and “Full civilian state” were among banners carried by protesters.

Sunday’s rallies came amid a spate of arrests of opposition figures in Sudan in recent days.

The Sudanese Professional Association, which spearheaded protests against former President Omar al-Bashir, said more than 200 people have been arrested by security forces.

As the protesters reached the streets near the presidential palace Security forces fired extensively tear gas and stun grenades, and water cannon sprayed red water at protesters,”Gunfire could be heard” a Reuters reporter said.

The protesters showed heroic stance of standing up to severity of the security force’s attacks Some protesters were seen carried away bleeding on motorcycles, many reporters confirmed.

The protesters managed to reach within less than 500 metres (yards) of the heavily protected presidential palace for the first time in more than a month.

“We will continue taking to the streets until we succeed, defeating the coup and achieving democracy,” said Iman, a 35-year-old protester.

Protests were also held in the neighbouring city of Omdurman and cities across the country, including Gadarif and El-Obeid

Later on Sudan medics reported that a patient standing on a hospital balcony was killed by a stray bullet fired by security forces in Sudan on Sunday, medics said, as protesters pursued a four-month campaign against military rule.

A 51-year-old man was shot while trying to get fresh air amid heavy tear gas in the city of Bahri, across the Nile from Khartoum, the Central Committee for Sudanese Doctors, a group aligned with the protest movement, said.nullReport ad

The death brought the number of people killed since the protests began to 82.

Police had no immediate statement on the death and could not be reached for comment.

The protests against the Oct. 25, 2021, coup have faced crackdowns that have drawn local and international condemnation. The military leadership has vowed to investigate the deaths.

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