Several Protesters Killed and Wounded During Sudan Anti-Coup Protests

At least seven people died and over a hundred wounded during anti-coup protests in Sudan on Monday.

Thousands of demonstrators near the military headquarters in Khartoum were shot at after General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the military-civilian Sovereign Council, a transitional government set up to guide the country to democracy, and declared a state of emergency.

Security forces arrested interim Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other senior officials early Monday after refusing to state support of the coup, the Information Ministry said.

The Information Ministry added that the Internet services were cut, and roads into Khartoum were shut before soldiers raided the headquarters of Sudan’s state broadcast media.

Meanwhile, the Forces of Freedom and Change, the country’s main opposition coalition, called for more protests and demanded that the transitional military council transfer power back to the civilian government.

The Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella group of trade unions that were key in leading the 2019 anti-Bashir protests, also urged demonstrators “to fiercely resist” it.

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