Dozens of worshipers in the "Al-Hijrah Mosque" in Omdurman organized a march to condemn the killing of demonstrators during the protests in the country, while the "Sudanese Professionals Association" announced its refusal to accept the invitation of the head of the UN mission in Khartoum.

The demonstrators demanded the military component to step down from power and establish civilian rule in the country. They also raised slogans calling for retribution for the killers of the demonstrators.

In the same context, the "Sudanese Professionals Association" announced its refusal to accept the invitation of the head of the UN mission in Khartoum, Volker Peretz, for consultations on getting out of the Sudanese crisis.

The assembly justified its rejection that the UN mission did not abide by the mission entrusted to it by the Security Council, in terms of supporting and monitoring the democratic transition in Sudan.

The assembly considered that "the mission's neutral stance towards the coup is a deception and an attempt to achieve equality between the putschists and the components of the Sudanese people," as he put it.

Burhan's statements

On the other hand, the commander of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, confirmed that power in the country will not be handed over except to those who come through elections or political consensus, during a speech he delivered the day before yesterday, Wednesday, in front of army officers in El Fasher, North Darfur state.

"We want to hand over power to Sudanese citizens elected by the people to rule Sudan," he added, noting the need to confront what he described as "misleading, fabrication and lying" campaigns through social media.

Since last October 25, Sudan has witnessed protests in response to exceptional measures taken by the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, most notably the imposition of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the Sovereignty Councils and the Transitional Ministers, which political forces consider a "military coup", in exchange for the army's denial.

Al-Burhan and Abdullah Hamdok signed - on November 21 last - a political agreement that included the latter's return to the presidency of the transitional government, the formation of a government of competencies, and the release of political detainees.

But last January, Hamdok resigned from his position, in light of protests rejecting his agreement with Al-Burhan and demanding full civilian rule, especially with the deaths of 64 people during the demonstrations since last October, according to the Sudan Doctors Committee.