At least one killed in protests in Sudan: medical group | News
A 28-year-old man was killed during protests against the coup in Khartoum, according to a Sudanese medical group, as the health ministry said more than 100 others were injured.
At least one person was killed during protests in Khartoum against the military coup in Sudan on Sunday, an independent medical group said, with the health ministry confirming more than 100 others were injured.
Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in Khartoum on Sunday. They were confronted with bursts of tear gas and stun grenades from security forces.
The Sudanese Central Medical Committee identified the victim as Muhammad Majzoub Muhammad Ahmad, 28, in a message posted on Twitter on Monday. At least 45 people have been killed in protests since the October 25 coup, according to the group’s count.
The group accused security forces of using live ammunition and tear gas to disperse rallies, assaulting protesters and stealing their personal property. He also said they surrounded hospitals and fired tear gas at entrances.
“The perpetrators of the coup have committed heinous violations against our people,” the group said in a statement.
There was no immediate comment from the Sudanese security forces.
Some demonstrators managed to reach the gates of the presidential palace. Protest organizers called on more people to join a planned sit-in after sundown, but footage showed those who remained were being heavily tear gas gassed.
Some 123 people were injured, according to the Sudanese health ministry, in Khartoum, its twin cities of Bahri and Omdurman, and the eastern city of Kassala.
Sunday’s protest was the ninth major protest since the military seized power on October 25.
It marked the anniversary of the 2018 burning of a ruling party building that sparked a popular uprising that led to the overthrow of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.
The protests continued even after Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok was reinstated last month, with protesters demanding no further military involvement in the government in a transition to free elections.
Military and civilian political parties, known as the Coalition of Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), have shared power since al-Bashir’s removal. Hamdok’s reinstatement deal angered protesters, who saw him as a symbol of resistance to the military regime and saw his reinstatement as treason.
Civilian parties and neighborhood resistance committees have staged several large-scale protests to demand a full-fledged civilian regime, under the slogan “no negotiation, no partnership, no legitimacy”.
Halla Arabi, who joined the protests on Sunday, told Al Jazeera she was demanding civilian rule. “Here I am now and I will continue to protest until there is civilian government and there is peace, freedom and justice,” she said.
Husameldin Omar Nasri, who also took to the streets of Khartoum, said “the revolution never ended”.
“This continues and we will continue until we achieve all of our goals.”