Mass arrests of resistance activists in Sudan

03:40 P

Monday 01 November 2021

By Maria Nimer
Sudan’s security forces have detained many activists in the capital, Khartoum and else where in the county, a week after the miliatry coup last week.

A source told Sudaniyat website that the detained activists included members of the Resistance Committees who weee taken from the streets and their homes.

Along with Khartoum, there were detentions in eastern Kassala state and western Darfur region.

The committees are at the forefront in the popular uprising that forced the removal of dictator Omar Al-Bashir in April 2019. They have also led the protests against the military’s coup last week.

The source said protesters have blocked
roads and streets in the main cities in Darfur, including Zalingi, Geneina and Neyala, part of their protests against the coup.
Another source said other have seen roads blocked include Atbara, Kousti and Al-Jazeera.

There were strikes in Omdurman and other Khartoum neighborhoods as security forces have chased protesters in the streets, he said.

He said that militias loyal to former autocrat Omar Al-Bashir threaten to the anti-coup protesters guarding the makeshift barricades.