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Sudanese government accuses rebel movements and infiltrators of being behind recent demonstrations

The Sudanese government accused rebels of Abdel Wahid Mohamed Nour movement and some infiltrators of being behind recent protests that broke out on 19 December last year, while fingers are pointed to the “popular security” of the ruling National Congress Party. People are wondering about the composition of this apparatus, its members and reasons for being called the “Spider web” by some Sudanese. Meanwhile, Sudanese bid farewell to the 2018 without celebrations as they received the New Year with death and injury of a number of people during popular protests.

Al-Hurra TV Channel conducted an investigative report under the caption ” Sudan: who is Killing the demonstrators” this week. The channel asked a question which remained unanswered until now, even though Al Hurra program tends to investigate to find answers to questions based on pictures, medical reports, testimony of witnesses and families of victims. In the first part, the report flashed back more than five years, specifically to September 2013, during which the largest protests erupted against the regime of President Al Bashir, while the investigative report in its second part focused on the outbreak of protests again in late 2018 and the repeat of the same scenario. Consequently the question is again asked: Who is killing the demonstrators?

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Source; Altaghyeer