Security raid and occupy Al Ansar mosque after Friday prayers in Sudan
Protests erupted in Omdurman, Khartoum, Bahri, Al Obeid and Umm Ruwaba on Friday. The Sudanese security forces used tear gas, rubber bullets, glass bottles and batons to disperse the crowds.
The security service invaded the Al Ansar mosque in Wad Nubawi after the Friday prayers. Mariam Al Sadiq, leader Umma Party, told Radio Dabanga that around a hundred policemen were deployed around the mosque. They used tear gas, plastic pipes and rubber bullets and fired life ammunition in the air to disperse the demonstrators coming out of the mosque after the prayers had ended. The security forces then entered the mosque, still wearing their boots, removed all protesters and occupied it. Tens of demonstrators were injured and arrested and many fainted as a result of the intensive use of tear gas.
The security service also raided the house of Al Amir Al Haj Nugdallah, a famous leader of the Umma party claiming he was hiding protesters. Despite the fact Nugdallah has been bedbound for 15 years the security forces threw tear gas into his room.
Mariam Sadiq described the invasion as a serious violation, going against Sudanese traditions and international law. She stated that “After this action reconciliation is no longer possible, all we can do now is confront the regime.”
In Al Obeid 2000 protesters from the University of Kordofan demonstrated throughout the city. A witness told Radio Dabanga the security services used tear gas and batons to disperse the crowds and arrested 12 of the students.
In Umm Ruwaba 100 protesters gathered after Friday prayers chanting the slogans “Revolution, revolution, the thieves of Karfuri (a neighborhood where Bashir and high ranking officials live) will not rule us” and “The people want the fall of the regime”. The security forces brutally dispersed the crowds. The security services arrested the head of the Sudanese Congress Party in Umm Ruwaba Hatim Marrani, Abdel Rahman, Bekri Al Faki and seven others.
The security forces arrested the journalist Mohamed Al Asbat on Thursday evening, a source told Radio Dabanga. The Sudanese Journalists Network condemned his arrest and called for his immediate release, a halt to state censorship and the closing down of newspapers such as Al Midan, Al Watan, Al Ra’i (10 July) and AlHurra (11 July).
Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/33283