On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, protesters in Sudan took to the streets of Khartoum demanding justice for scores of pro-democracy demonstrators killed about a year ago during a protest. Reports had said that at least 128 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in the attack outside Khartoum’s army headquarters, even though official figures said about 87 had died.
The popular protest caravan which was linked to the ousting of Sudan’s 30-year ruler, Omar al-Bashir, in 2019 was still on the streets demanding further reforms when it was assaulted by men in military uniforms on June 3, 2019.
Reports also indicated that the offensive in military fatigue perpetrated murder, torture, rape, sexual violence, enforced disappearance of persons and potentially other inhumane acts. However, the current Post-al-Bashir Prime Minister of the country, Abdalla Hamdok, has pledged justice.
Reports have shown that the repressive government in some African countries are the major causes of why peaceful protests go wrong in the continent. This is because some of these governments are authoritarian are not accountable. With Hamdok’s commitment to let justice prevail over the matter, the protest group can only hope for the said justice as soon as possible.
Read More: The EastAfrican.