Protesters in eastern Sudan ascend.. Kassala tribes mobilize their supporters in support of the government


Adviser to the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces said that talking about “cleaning and restructuring the army” is an attempt to get rid of the army and divide the country in the east of which is witnessing escalating protests that threatened import and export outlets.

This coincided with Sudanese tribes announcing the mobilization of thousands of people as part of a move aimed at supporting the autonomy of the regions, in response to the leader of the Hadandawa tribe, whose supporters are closing the Kassala and Port Sudan airports, in addition to the roads linking Sudan and the capital, Khartoum.

The “Sudan Tribune” website stated that the crowd came “in response to the leader of the Hadandawa tribe, Muhammad Turk, whose supporters are closing the Kassala and Port Sudan airports, sea ports and roads linking eastern Sudan and the capital, Khartoum, in an attempt to pressure the government to implement his demands.”

And the (Sudan Tribune) quoted eyewitnesses as saying that thousands of supporters of the Supreme Council of Native Administration in eastern Sudan, which includes about 17 tribes, gathered in the Shibmob area of ​​Kassala state to support the eastern path and the civil government.

This comes after dozens of protesters closed, today, Saturday, two oil export and import lines at Port Sudan.

The Sudanese Minister of Energy and Oil, Jaden Ali Obeid, said that the protesters completely closed the port of Port Sudan, and in the forefront were the two lines of export and import of oil, which comes from the state of South Sudan through the oil-rich city of Rabk, from there to Khartoum.

He called on the government to find urgent solutions to the crisis of stopping the port.

The Minister of Energy and Oil explained that the closure of the protesters also included the pumps that pump petroleum products to Khartoum, which will result in a shortage of fuel in the coming days.

The minister called on the government to intervene urgently to find solutions to this crisis, especially as its economic and social impact is significant on the life of the Sudanese citizen.

And last week, protesters blocked the road connecting Port Sudan to the rest of the country.

Eastern Sudan includes the states of the Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref, and it is one of the poorest regions of the country.

A week ago, the Beja groups, led by Al-Amin Turk, closed the main roads linking eastern Sudan with the rest of the cities, pushing several demands to end their protest movement.

Port Sudan includes the country’s main ports, on which it relies on importing about 70% of its food and petroleum needs.

Among the most prominent demands of these protesters are the cancellation of the eastern Sudan track concluded in the Juba Peace Agreement, the dissolution of the committee to dismantle the Brotherhood, which enjoys a large popular and official support, the dissolution of the current government and the formation of a military council to run the country for a limited transitional period followed by free elections.

railway closures

This comes as the Supreme Council of Beja Opticals and Independent Verticals in eastern Sudan announced, today, Saturday, the closure of the railways at Haya Station by what it called “revolutionaries of the east”, in implementation of the council’s directives.

The council’s media said – on its Facebook page – that the petrol line transporting from Haya to Khartoum was also closed, according to the same instructions. The council’s legal advisor had said yesterday that there is a tendency to close the oil pipeline from Port Sudan to Al-Jili refinery.

This comes as the rapporteur of the Supreme Council of Beja Opticals and Independent Ambulances, Abdullah Obshar, said that the government is provoking the citizens of the East, so it is taking escalatory steps, including the closure of the railways.

Obshar explained that the Oil Minister considered that the closure of the railways would not affect the transportation of oil from Port Sudan, and this is a provocative matter.

Abdullah Obshar added: “The minister has no choice but to transport oil” by Bluetooth or WhatsApp, and we will not open the railways, “noting that the coming days will witness escalatory steps. The closure of sea ports and roads linking eastern Sudan and the capital, Khartoum, entered the seventh day in a row, in a plan aimed at putting pressure on the transitional government.


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