Khartoum Protesters Rally Against Sudan’s Military Over Recent Killings

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Thousands took to the streets of Khartoum on Thursday, marching and chanting slogans against Sudan’s military regime after recent killings of protesters.

Demonstators waved flags and beat drums during the march, which was named after one of the seven protesters killed in a crackdown on a rally on Monday, according to a doctors’ activist group.

“We are here today to condemn the January 17 massacre,” protester Shahinaz Gamal said.

Around 100 people were wounded in the crackdown, according to the Sudan Doctors Committee.

On Wednesday, the committee, which is part of the pro-democracy alliance, documented the fatal shooting of another protester earlier in the day as security forces removed makeshift barricades in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman.

The barricades were part of a two-day civil disobedience campaign the pro-democracy movement called for following Monday’s crackdown.

Police officials have repeatedly accused protesters of attacking security forces and police buildings, but have failed to provide evidence of such attacks.

At least 72 demonstrators have been killed since the October coup by the military.

Sudan’s turmoil escalated after the resignation of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok earlier this month.

Hamdok, who was ousted in the October coup only to be reinstated a month later under heavy international pressure, stepped down on January 2 after his efforts to reach a compromise failed.

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