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Sudanese authorities briefly arrests 3 of our journalists amid protests, says BBC

Sudan protest is still going on, and the authorities are coming at no conclusion. The protest is invoking new troubling circumstances daily. Earlier this month, they banned the Al Jazeera newspaper, and now they have arrested three journalists of the BBC on Monday.

As per the BBC, the authorities of Sudan shortly arrested three of its journalists in the capital on February 7, Monday, as thousands of Sudanese took to the streets across the nation in the latest anti-coup protests in the African country.

A report stated that the journalists working with its Arabic service were taken to an unknown location in Khartoum. However, authorities released their three journalists late on Monday.

Moreover, authorities did not respond or commented on anything yet.

According to the pro-democracy movement, thousands of Sudanese protested in the streets of Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman.

As per the activist ‘Nazim Sirag’, the security forces fired a live shot, rubber bullets and tear gas to scatter the protestors, especially those near the presidential palace in Khartoum.

Pictures showing tear gas clouding rallies in Khartoum it was all over the social media platforms, and protestors throwing stones and throwing back empty gas canisters at security forces.

Furthermore, Sirag informed that nearly 200 protestors were injured, including at least 12 sustained gunshot injuries across the capital. However, there have been no deaths reported so far.

Protestors are also doing a protest in the eastern city of Port Sudan in the country.

Monday protest was the current and latest protest in a series of relentless demonstrations since the military on October 25 expelled the civilian-led government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who was reinstated the month later under the heavy overseas pressure.

After his resignation came, the country’s atmosphere worsened last month, January 2, and he resigned after his whole efforts to reach a compromise between the military and pro-democracy movement failed.

The coup has lifted Sudan’s change to democratic rule after the thirty years of repression and overseas isolation under autocratic President ‘Omar Al-Bashir’.

The African country has been on a delicate path to democracy since a popular uprising forced the military to remove Al-Bashir and his Islamist government in April 2019.

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