After Friday, December 28, clashes between anti-government protesters and members of the security forces, the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, is quiet according to reports.
A freelance journalist currently covering the situation, Yousra Elbagir, said the capital as much as other protest-hit towns remained calm with “no major presence.”
“Spotted some very long petrol station lines in Omdurman, despite seeing fuel trucks moving around the city. Some people even playing cards in their bus!
“A convoy of army (not militia trucks) just drove past us. They seem to be moving around the city rather than parking in areas where people congregate,” she said via Twitter.
The United Nations Secretary General has meanwhile commented on the situation in the country calling for restraint and a probe into infractions on the part of law enforcement bodies.
In a statement from the spokesperson of the Secretary-General, it was noted that Antonio Guterres is following with concern developments in the Republic of Sudan, including the reported violence and fatalities.
“He appeals for calm and restraint and calls on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the deaths and violence. He extends his condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in the violence. The Secretary-General emphasizes the need to safeguard freedom of expression and peaceful assembly,” the statement said in part.