Panafrican News Agency

At least nine killed in Sudan anti-coup demonstrataion

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – At least nine people were killed on Thursday as Sudan was rocked by another massive demonstration against the coup of 25 October, 2021 that dissolved the transitional government formed after the overthrow of long-time leader Omar-al Bashir, according to media reports

Sudan Tribune, a Sudanese news outlet, said the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) confirmed in a statement that two protesters were shot deal by live ammunition in the chest. 

Also, many have been wounded by tear gas and stun grenades the security forces fired directly on the protesters. 

Sudan Tribune said there were large demonstrations in Khartoum, Omdurman, Madani, Port Sudan, Nyala Kadoguli and Dongola.

The Sudanese authorities shut off internet access across the country to prevent coordination between the neighbourhood groups and international communications.

In a separate statement, Sudanese Doctors said that the security forces sought to storm several hospitals in Khartoum to arrest protesters.

In a phone call with the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Africa, Molly Phee. on Wednesday, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Sovereign Council, had pledged not to use violence against protesters.

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