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  • Updated: January 07, 2022

Sudan: Several Protesters Killed During Protests Against Junta

Sudanese Security forces kills three protesters as thousands of others gathered across Sudan in the first protests since the Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok’s resignation.

The protesters gathered across different cities on Thursday to march against the ongoing military rule over the country.

Since General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan grab powers on October 25, staging a coup that seized power from the democratic government. The coup, saw the civilian leadership removed from power.

Two protesters were killed by security forces on Thursday in Omdurman, while in the district of Bahri, another was shot and killed, Al-Jazeera reported.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD), said one of the protester was killed after taking a live bullet to the head. The second was hit by a live bullet to the pelvis while the third was killed as he got a live bullets to the chest.

The CCSD stated that since the coup started, Thursday’s killings brought the overall death toll to 60.

The deaths comes a day after the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken appealed for Sudanese security forces to cease using lethal force against protesters.

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Quadri Adejumo
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