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Sudanese Military Kills Eight People During Latest Anti-Coup Protests, Detains Al Jazeera Bureau Head

HeadlineNov 15, 2021

In Sudan, at least eight people were killed and many others wounded Saturday after soldiers fired tear gas and live rounds at thousands of protesters who’d gathered to demand a reversal of the October 25 coup. Among the dead was a 15-year-old who died from bullet wounds to the stomach. This is a protester at Saturday’s rally in Khartoum who showed spent shell casings to reporters as gunfire rang out.

Mohamed Hamed: “The revolutionary protesters have nothing but peacefulness and are calling for democracy and bringing back civilian rule, which was taken away by General Burhan. As you hear now, the sound of live shots is getting louder. These are live shots that they use to target the revolutionaries.”

Al Jazeera’s Khartoum bureau chief El Musalmi El Kabbashi was taken into custody after Sudanese security forces raided his home overnight Saturday. Al Jazeera blasted his arrest as an attack on press freedom and called on international human rights and media organizations to condemn Sudan’s crackdown.

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