A movement of protesters in Sudan has refused to budge to the Military’s naming of a transitional government, insisting it prefers a civilian authority.
After long months of protest, the nation’s military ousted Omar Al-Bashir from office with a transitional government named and headed by a top official in the nation’s military.
A crowd of people gathered in front of the military headquarters on Friday, as they chanted “Freedom, peace and justice”.
Reuters reported that thousands of people came together after Jum’at prayers on Friday to protest against the plans of the military.
While there have been positive reactions from the military to the protests, promising to name a Prime Minister and going ahead to hold Al-Bashir in prison, it has not agreed to the protesters’ council demands.
The Sudan Professional Association, who is leading the protests has said it will name its transitional council on Sunday.
“We are demanding that this civilian council, which will have representatives of the army, replace the military council,” Ahmed al-Rabia, a leader of the umbrella group of unions for doctors, engineers and teachers, told the AFP news agency.
Meanwhile, the United States says it is sending Makila James, according to the BBC with the deputy assistant secretary of state who is in charge of eastern Africa to be sent to Khartoum over the weekend.
“The will of the Sudanese people is clear: it is time to move toward a transitional government that is inclusive and respectful of human rights and the rule of law,” said State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus.