At least four protesters were shot dead during demonstrations against Sudan’s military rulers. So says the Sudan Doctors Committee, which is a gathering of doctors. Dozens were injured.
Thousands demonstrated today again in the capital, Khartoum, and neighboring cities against the country’s military rulers. Security forces fired tear gas to prevent protesters from reaching the presidential palace in Khartoum.
It is the eleventh day of mass demonstrations since the October 25 coup. The army then ousted Prime Minister Hamdok, who returned to that position in November. But according to the protesters, the military still holds the reins of power behind the scenes. They are calling for the military rulers to give up their influence on the government.
As with previous protests, the internet and telephone were shut down. The military closed most of the bridges near the capital. Eyewitnesses told Reuters news agency that protesters are trying to cross these barriers while security forces are deploying tear gas and grenades.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered on Saturday in Khartoum. Then they managed to reach the presidential palace. Doctors said at least 200 people were infected. Six of them were said to have been shot. Dozens have died in protests since the coup.
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