Several protesters killed in protests against the coup in Sudan

security forces in Sudan killed at least three protesters during the protests against him military coup last year, doctors and an activist said, ahead of a visit by US diplomats seeking to revive a transition to civilian rule.

Thousands of protesters demonstrating against the military government marched on the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum on Monday, drawing volleys of tear gas from security forces.

Protesters against the coup in Sudan, who gathered about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) from the palace, blocked a main road in the Al Diyum neighborhood and burned tires before starting their march.

Protests in Sudan after the October military coup

Several demonstrators die in protests against the coup in Sudan.

Huge crowds have regularly taken to the streets demanding a return to civilian rule since the October 25 military coup ended a power-sharing deal that began after ruling Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power amid of a popular uprising in April 2019.

The new military government triggered widespread international condemnation and derailed a fragile transition to civilian rule after al-Bashir’s ouster. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said at least seven protesters were killed by security forces and dozens more were injured.

Activist Nazim Sirag said seven protesters were killed when security forces opened fire to break up several marches in the capital, including around the presidential palace.

How many deaths are there from the protests in Sudan?

Several demonstrators die in protests against the coup in Sudan.

Monday’s seven killings bring to 71 the death toll of protesters killed since the October coup led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. The pro-democracy movement condemned Monday’s deadly shootings and called for a two-day campaign of civil disobedience against the actions of security forces.

AmericanPost.News reports that Faisal Saleh, a former information minister and adviser to Hamdok, called the killings during nationwide protests against the Sudanese coup “a full-fledged crime” and urged the international community to act.

“The Sudanese people are not facing an arbitrary government or authority, but a criminal gang killing the youth of Sudan in cold blood, and the whole world is watching,” Saleh wrote on Twitter. The United Nations condemned “the use of lethal force against protesters,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday.

The authorities in Sudan have repeatedly denied having used live ammunition to confront the protesters and they insist that dozens of security personnel have been injured during protests that have often “deviated from peace”.

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