Despite the harsh crackdown by the military, pro-democracy activists in Sudan are not giving up. They have vowed to stay on the streets until demands for concrete democratization are met. This article by Pavan Kulkarni is published by Peoples Dispatch. Here is an excerpt:
At least 235 demonstrators were injured in a crackdown by Sudanese security forces on Saturday, December 25. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets in cities across Sudan once again to resist the military’s consolidation of power by a coup two months ago. Despite the crackdown, protesters are defiant, and another ‘March of Millions’ is scheduled on Thursday.
Many of the injured were reportedly prevented from receiving treatment and detained from hospitals. Attacks on hospitals and medical personnel treating injured protesters were also reported.
“Apart from live bullets, they also use tear gas like bullets, firing canisters directly at the protesters,” Osama Saeed, a protester who is a member of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP), told Peoples Dispatch.
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