Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s supporters plan to hold a pro-government rally on Wednesday in the capital Khartoum, as police tear-gassed anti-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Sunday.
Sudanese Labour Minister Bahar Idris Abu Garda on Sunday that the announced pro-government rally would take place on Wednesday in the Green Yard Garden in Khartoum.
It is the first of its kind to be held since the beginning of anti-government demonstrations late last year.
The protests against rise in the price of bread and shortage of fuel cascaded into calls for the resignation of the president.
Khartoum and several cities across the vast country has witnessed series of protests that have almost always been dispersed by members of the security forces using tear gas.
The president has admitted that there are germane economic issues that his administration was working hard to fix. Bashir has however ruled out resignation.