Ten anti-coup protesters shot dead in Sudan’s capital


Thousands of protesters marched on the streets of Khartoum and its twin cities Bahri and Omdurman, to protest military takeover last month. Witnesses told Reuters they were met by security forces, who fired live bullets and tear gas after mobile phone communications were cut off earlier in the day.

The Sudanese Central Doctors’ Committee said on Facebook: “Three civilians were killed by ammunition from security forces during today’s anti-coup procession in Khartoum … bringing the number of civilians killed by junta forces during today’s procession to 5 brought up.” The group later reported that another five people were shot and killed, two in Khartoum and three in Bahri, bringing the total to ten.

It said 70 protesters were injured during pro-democracy protests.

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