As peaceful protesters call upon Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down from office, this is his reaction:
Instead of peacefully walking away from office, President al-Bashir is brutalizing
his people into submission, but his plan is not working so far. Sudanese citizens, especially millennials, are taking to the streets of Khartoum to rally for his exit.
Witnesses report that the doctor was trapped inside a house with protestors providing them with medical help when police forces began using tear gas to force them out of the house. The doctor decided to go outside with his hands raised, signaling that he was approaching peacefully. He asked if he was able to talk with the soldiers and they agreed, telling him to continue to walk towards them when they fired.
Sudanese government revoked journalists accreditation and arrested 38 of them for ‘fake news.’ Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp are blocked by Sudanese government too, however tech-savvy millennials are circumventing the government’s VPN system to continue posting scenes of the protests for the world’s viewing.
Universities and schools closed by Sudanese government for a ‘state of emergency.’
University professors from Khartoum University have been arrested for attempting to participate in the protests, the rest of them had been blocked from joining and were trapped in university buildings surrounded by security forces for three hours.
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