Khartoum: Protesters Face Tear Gas

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Tear Gas - Khartoum

Al-Burhans coup forces fired tear gas at crowds who gathered in Khartoum. Sudan Central Committee of Doctors reports 20 injured on Saturday. People had gathered and prepared food to break the fast of Ramadan when the attack came. Social media said people also gathered in other cities.

KHARTOUM May 1: Sudanese coup forces fired tear gas at crowds who gathered in Khartoum on Saturday to rally against military rule and mark the third anniversary of the killing of scores of protesters.

Sudan Central Committee of Doctors reports 20 cases counted on Saturday. Among them, 10 cases of dispersed gunfire – likely to be a cartridge weapon. Among those cases were shot in the head (unstable in intensive care), two injuries to the head with tear gas cans, and a case of Overrunning of vehicles belonging to the coup forces.

The crowds blocked a major road junction in the capital and laid out food to break their Ramadan fast. But just before sundown, officers began breaking up the rally and chased demonstrators into side streets.

Postings on various social media said people also gathered in the cities of Kosti, Madani and El Obeid, carrying posters with faces of some of the young martyrs killed in 2019.

Khartoum state’s security committee had on Friday called on protests to remain peaceful and blocked off central Khartoum.

Military leaders have denied responsibility for the 2019 killings. A number of more junior officers are on trial over the deaths.

Image: Hossam el-Hamalawy

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