In Sudan, security forces shot dead a 16-year-old during anti-coup protests Sunday. The latest demonstration came as Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was reinstated by the military coup government, one month after his ousting. Hamdok signed a power-sharing deal with the military that would last three to four years before new elections are held. This is a protester speaking yesterday from the capital Khartoum.
Hend Mohamed: “Prime Minister Hamdok is in a position of weakness and isn’t able to speak up about people’s demands, because he is staying with the military leader Burhan in the same place. He can’t tell him that he’s a killer and he must be tried. But we want politicians who can bring us out of this mess. We don’t want any more bloodshed. We want a civilian state without any more violence or escalation.”
At least 41 people have been killed, and hundreds injured, in protests since the October 25 coup.