Protest

23
Nov
14:31 UTC

Sudan Tactical: Resistance Committees slated to hold ‘Millions March’ in Khartoum on November 25; avoid all travel

Please be advised

  • According to an official notice, the Coordination of Greater Omdurman Resistance Committees announced plans to hold a protest under the “Millions March” banner in Khartoum on November 25. Similar protests are expected to take place nationwide.
  • At the time of writing, the Resistance Committees in the various neighborhoods of Khartoum have not released any details regarding the exact time or locations of the planned protest.
  • This protest is being organized to demand the reversal of the October 25 coup as well as to denounce the latest power-sharing agreement between General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan and deposed Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok.

Assessments & Forecast

  1. This comes amid a series of nationwide protests since the October 25 coup d’etat, with the latest on November 21 on the same day that al-Burhan and Hamdok finalized the new power-sharing deal. This underscores the continued momentum for the anti-coup protests and demonstrates the entrenched grievances among civil society members towards the military, with PM Hamdok and other political figures also being the target of criticism in recent days. 
  2. FORECAST: Given heightened civilian frustration, this upcoming protest is likely to be well attended with protesters likely numbering in the high thousands. While no locations have been announced, protests are expected in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace and the Sudanese Armed Forces headquarters, and across greater Khartoum, facing a bolstered security presence. While the November 21 protests transpired relatively peacefully without reported casualties or use of live ammunition, the tense atmosphere suggests that protesters may engage in unruly behavior and security forces are expected to use forcible dispersal measures, including tear gas and even live ammunition. There is also a heightened possibility of internet disruptions throughout the day.

Recommendations

  1. Those operating or residing in the Khartoum area on November 25 are advised to avoid travel within the city and avoid the vicinity of all gatherings given the likelihood of violent security crackdowns.
  2. We advise against all travel to the Darfur region, as well as Red Sea State given the volatile security situation.
  3. For any further questions or consultation, please contact us at [email protected] or +44 203 540 0434.
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Khartoum, Sudan
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Extreme
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Confirmed

Please be advised

  • According to an official notice, the Coordination of Greater Omdurman Resistance Committees announced plans to hold a protest under the “Millions March” banner in Khartoum on November 25. Similar protests are expected to take place nationwide.
  • At the time of writing, the Resistance Committees in the various neighborhoods of Khartoum have not released any details regarding the exact time or locations of the planned protest.
  • This protest is being organized to demand the reversal of the October 25 coup as well as to denounce the latest power-sharing agreement between General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan and deposed Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok.

Assessments & Forecast

  1. This comes amid a series of nationwide protests since the October 25 coup d’etat, with the latest on November 21 on the same day that al-Burhan and Hamdok finalized the new power-sharing deal. This underscores the continued momentum for the anti-coup protests and demonstrates the entrenched grievances among civil society members towards the military, with PM Hamdok and other political figures also being the target of criticism in recent days. 
  2. FORECAST: Given heightened civilian frustration, this upcoming protest is likely to be well attended with protesters likely numbering in the high thousands. While no locations have been announced, protests are expected in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace and the Sudanese Armed Forces headquarters, and across greater Khartoum, facing a bolstered security presence. While the November 21 protests transpired relatively peacefully without reported casualties or use of live ammunition, the tense atmosphere suggests that protesters may engage in unruly behavior and security forces are expected to use forcible dispersal measures, including tear gas and even live ammunition. There is also a heightened possibility of internet disruptions throughout the day.

Recommendations

  1. Those operating or residing in the Khartoum area on November 25 are advised to avoid travel within the city and avoid the vicinity of all gatherings given the likelihood of violent security crackdowns.
  2. We advise against all travel to the Darfur region, as well as Red Sea State given the volatile security situation.
  3. For any further questions or consultation, please contact us at [email protected] or +44 203 540 0434.
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Khartoum, Sudan
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Extreme
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Confirmed

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