Military Forces in Sudan Raid Sit-in, Killing At Least 9 Protesters

HeadlineJun 03, 2019

In the Sudanese capital Khartoum, at least nine people have been reported killed after military forces raided an ongoing sit-in in front of the Defense Ministry Monday morning. Soldiers reportedly launched tear gas, followed by sound grenades, to disperse protesters, before opening live fire. Demonstrators from a range of civil society groups are demanding a civilian transitional government following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April, after a months-long popular uprising, and the military’s subsequent government takeover. Protesters moved to other parts of the city to continue their demonstration.

Last week, Sudanese authorities shut down Al Jazeera’s Khartoum bureau and banned the outlet’s reporters.

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