Sudanese Troops Fire on Pro-Democracy Protesters as Military Rulers Suspend Talks

HeadlineMay 16, 2019

In Sudan’s capital Khartoum, government troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters Wednesday with live ammunition, wounding at least 14 people. The violence came just days after at least six protesters and one soldier were killed at a similar protest. After the latest shootings, the head of Sudan’s ruling military council said he had suspended talks with pro-democracy demonstrators for three days, accusing them of failing to de-escalate tensions. Demonstrators have been demanding a transfer from military to civilian rule following last month’s military coup that ousted longtime leader Omar al-Bashir.

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