Sudan: At least one killed in anti-military coup protests amid demand for civilian rule
A Sudanese medical group says security forces have killed at least one person in anti-coup protests in the capital Khartoum and other cities of the country while violently dispersing the angry protesters.
The protester was shot dead on Tuesday when security forces opened fire on demonstrators in Omdurman, Khartoum’s twin city, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, AFP reported.
Tuesday’s death brings to 116 the number of protesters killed in the crackdown since last October’s coup led by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the committee said in a statement.
Sudan’s main civilian group, the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), had called for mass demonstrations with hashtags urging co-existence and a “unified nation.”
In the capital Khartoum, demonstrators marched with the national flag and chanted “Sudan is a nation for all people!”
Protesters also chanted “No to tribalism and no regionalism!” while others called on the military “to go back to barracks,” according to an AFP correspondent.
Some political figures who have been removed from power since the coup in Sudan, including Mohamed al-Fekki and ex-minister Khaled Omar Youssef, were also present in this demonstration.