Burhans coup forces in Sudan fired tear gas to prevent swelling numbers of protesters. On Friday in Khartoum, large funeral marches took place. Protesters gathered in front of Al Jawda hospital. Committee of Doctors of Sudan has today issued credible figures on the dead and wounded. 629 injured and 9 dead in the capital and the regions.
KHARTOUM JULY 2: Burhans coup forces in Sudan fired tear gas to prevent swelling numbers of protesters from marching towards the presidential palace in Khartoum, a day after nine people were killed during a rally against the military leadership.
Protest groups demanding a return to democratic rule have said they will organize an open-ended campaign of sit-ins and other peaceful actions in response to the deaths.
On Friday in Khartoum, large funeral marches took place for some of those killed the day before. Protesters gathered in front of Al Jawda hospital, where dozens were being treated for injuries.
The coup police said in a statement they had used tear gas and water cannon and made arrests on Thursday. Dozens of members of the security forces had been injured, the statement said. The statement did not mention anything about the presence of sharp ammunition. However, they mentioned that they had no reports of deaths.
Rights lawyers said at least 150 protesters had been detained on Thursday. The coup government has not released its own estimates of arrests or deaths. But The Central Committee of Doctors of Sudan has today issued credible figures on the dead and wounded. 629 injured in the capital and the regions, including 35 cases of live bullets an 10 runs over by tracking vehicles of the coup forces. 9 dead.
The protests in the capital and other cities marked the third anniversary of huge demonstrations during the uprising that overthrew long-time autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir and led to a power-sharing arrangement between civilian groups and the military. An agreement that the military later betrayed.