A man has been shot dead in Sunday’s protests against Sudanese military leaders, which also injured dozens of people in Khartoum and other cities, doctors who have joined the anti-military coup movement said today.
Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese protested in the Sudanese capital, Kabul, on Friday, demanding the October 25 coup in which Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, a general who recently strengthened his military rule, -flash by the security forces.
The dead are 28-year-old Majum Mohammed Ahmad, who received “bullets in the chest during the brutal repression” of the protests in Khartoum, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said in a statement.
They approached the presidential palace after weeks
Protesters tried to hold a sit-in outside the presidential palace, which they were able to approach for the first time after weeks of protests, but the crowd dispersed after sunset.
A total of 123 people were injured, according to the Ministry of Health, as a result of, as it states in its announcement, clashes with the police and the throwing of tear gas.
The demonstrations took place at the request of neighborhood resistance committees with the support of political parties and slogans against the military rule of the country.
In a statement, the military leader’s media adviser, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said the army and security forces would maintain security in Sudan.
“The blatantly controversial and hostile tone (of the protests) could impede a smooth democratic transition,” he said in a statement issued late last night, stressing that the military supports the people’s aspirations for democracy.
Yesterday’s demonstrations took place on the third anniversary of the beginning of the uprising that led to the fall of dictator Omar al-Besir in April 2019.
The process of transition to democracy, which followed the fall of Besir, was halted in October by a coup.
The Forces of Freedom and Change (FLC), the spearhead of the uprising, called on the population to continue their mobilizations against military rule, predicting demonstrations on December 25 and 30.