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Eight People Killed In Sudan: What’s Next?

 


Khartoum, June 30 - Eight people were killed in anti-coup demonstrations in Sudan, until now, as Sudanese took to the streets as a protest against the military coup.


At least eight protesters were reported killed in Sudan on Thursday as massive crowds took to the streets to protest amid the military coup that seized power eight months ago.


On June 30, Thousands of protesters marched in a major demonstration against the military coup. Protesters waved Sudanese flags and chanted slogans against what they called “ self-granted absolute authority” and “ military coup”. Other protesters chanted ‘Burhan, Burhan, back to the barracks”. Sudanese remained persistent and tenacious in fighting against the country’s October 2021 military coup.


Since the army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s self-granted absolute power on October 25, Sudan has been enduring unrest and a violent crackdown. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) confirmed in a released statement that more than six protesters were fatally shot to death by live ammunition in the chest, in Omdurman city.


Reporters also claimed that many others had been severely wounded and injured by tear gas and stun grenades fired directly by the security forces.


According to Africa News, the death toll since the military deposes power last year is around 100 deaths.


The UN human rights expert, Adama Dieng, harshly disavows the use of violence against protesters and deems it “ unacceptable”. He blames the joint security forces for using “excessive force”.


The UN human rights expert expressed his deep concerns during his last visit to Sudan amid the coup. He later called international authorities to investigate the killings and excessive use of violence.


On the other hand, the Sudanese authorities remained tenacious against international disavowals and national protests as they shut off internet access across the country to prevent communication between the neighbourhood groups and international communications.


According to reporters, security forces fired tear gas and water cannons to prevent protesters from marching toward the presidential palace in central Khartoum.


 


Sudan’s leading pro-democracy groups called for nationwide protests against the coup. Internationally, the United States disavowed the excessive use of violence in the East African nation.


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