Video uploaded to a social media website on Wednesday, April 10, showed demonstrators in Khartoum saluting Sudanese soldiers. Protesters are gathered outside Sudan’s defense ministry in the capital where they have been holding a sit-in since Saturday, April 6.
Police forces issued a communique saying they will never attack protesters. Thousands of people are taking part in the sit-in, Khartoum reporter Dama Moheideen told VOA.
“An eyewitness has noticed that riot police today did not attack people, so only security forces and student militias are attacking protesters,” Moheideen added.
While official Sudanese television aired pictures and video of army headquarters appearing to be quiet and devoid of protesters, witnesses said the video and photos are old and do not reflect what is happening in real time.