Sudanese Protesters Remember Those Slain in the Deadly Crackdown

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On Saturday, thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets to commemorate all those who were killed during the deadly crackdown of June 3rd. Over 100 protesters who were carrying out a sit-in in the capital city Khartoum, lost their lives after the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) ordered that the protesters be dispersed using violent and ultimately, lethal means.


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The Alliance for Change and Freedom called on Sudanese civilians to engage in the "Justice First " rallies on Saturday. These rallies, which marked 40 days since the deadly crackdown of June 3rd and lasted well into the night, saw candles being lit, balloons released into the sky and cellphones lighting up the night, according to the HeraldLIVE. Talks about power sharing between the protesters and the TMC were supposed to be held Saturday evening but were then postponed to the Sunday.

Among those taking part in the rallies, was an 11-year-old boy who was seen waving the Sudanese flag that had the words "all the mothers were crying in their homes when their children were killed".

However, after a protester was killed by paramilitary forces in El-Souk after the residents of the region demanded that the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) leave, it is unclear at this point how this has affected impending talks between the two sides.

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