Eight people were reported killed as huge crowds took to the streets of Sudan today. All the protestors were unarmed and were killed by al-Burhans coup forces. Telecoms companies said coup authorities had ordered them to shut down the internet on Thursday.
KHARTOUM June 30: Eight people were reported killed as huge crowds took to the streets of Sudan amid a communications blackout and tight security to rally against the coup military, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors. They are also reporting about a large number of injuries, including very serious ones, in Omdurman, Bahri, and Khartoum.
All the protestors were unarmed and were killed by al-Burhans coup forces. In a statement, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors writes: “The spirit of the fifth martyr rose, after he was shot in the head by a live bullet, treacherously shot by the forces of the coup authority in Khartoum city.
The number of martyrs for today, June 30, 2022 rises to 8 pure martyrs, for them eternal eternity with the Almighty. With this the total number of martyrs of our people after the October 25, 2021 coup rises to (111) martyrs”.
There are reports that the coup forces have fired tear gas canisters at a hospital in the capital Khartoum and prevented the ambulance from entering the hospital.
Telecoms companies, speaking on condition of anonymity to Reuters, said coup authorities had ordered them to shut down the internet on Thursday. Netblocks.org said in a statement that the disruption was recorded across many mobile and fixed-line internet providers, including state operator Sudantel.