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At least five killed and dozens injured at ‘March of Millions’ in Sudan

June 30 - 2019 KHARTOUM

At least five demonstrators were killed during peaceful protest in Sudan, four of which in Omdurman, sources told Radio Dabanga and other media this evening. At least 31 people were injured, some of them severely.

Thousands of people took part in mass demonstrations, the ‘March of Millions’, to demand civilian rule in Sudan earlier today, not only in Khartoum, but in many cities in other states of Sudan as well.

Police and Rapid Support Forces reacted to the protests in Omdurman with excessive force, killing at least four people. The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee reported that two of the victims were doctor Mamoun Bashir (50), and Mohamed Osman (20). Serious injuries were also reported.

The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee also reported that the military junta stormed El Gedaref Teaching Hospital and that shots were fired within the hospital.

Demonstrators confirmed to Radio Dabanga that at least three people were shot and injured in El Obeid when they were protesting earlier today.

Protests in Kassala have been met with violence from the authorities tonight as well. The same happened in Port Sudan.

 


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