Sudan: At least 35 killed as security forces crackdown on protesters

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Protesters in Sudan say at least 35 people have been killed after security forces stormed their main camp in the capital, Khartoum.

A doctors’ committee also says hundreds of people have been wounded in the worst case of violence since former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military on April 11. The United Nations has condemned the violence as protest leaders in Sudan call upon the public to join them in mass protests across the country.

At least 35 killed in crackdown

Reports emerged early on Monday that security forces has opened fire upon protesters at a sit-in outside of the army’s headquarters, killing at least 13 people. Witnesses said the demonstration had been cleared but now protests groups and a doctors’ committee say at least 35 people have been killed in the bloody crackdown.

Most of those killed and injured have been hit by gunfire, the doctors’ committee said earlier. The committee also said security forces opened fire inside Khartoum’s East Nile Hospital, chasing out peaceful protesters.

The African Union has called upon Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and protesters to urgently resume negotiations over a power-sharing deal and various members of the international community have also condemned the violence.

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About Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks is a UK journalist who wants to cut out the international agendas in news. Spending his early years in both England and Northern Ireland he saw the difference between reality and media coverage at an early age. After graduating from the University of Chester with a BA in journalism, his travels revealed just how large the gap between news and the real world can be. As Editor-in-Chief at East Africa Monitor, it’s his job to provide a balanced view of what’s going on in the region for English-speaking audiences.