3 killed in Sudan anti-coup protest
Published: 02:28 PM, 7 January 2022 Updated: 02:49 PM, 7 January 2022
3 people has been killed be the security forces in the anti-coup protest during a protest rally in Sudan. Hundreds more people were injured in the incident. The incident took place in this African country on Thursday.
The military seized power in Sudan in a military coup last October. Since then, there have been protests demanding civilian rule. As part of this, thousands of people reached to the streets on Thursday. Security forces first applied tear gas and then fired. Three were killed and three hundred were injured.
The Sudanese Doctor's Committee says 60 protesters have been killed in Sudan since the military coup.
However, Sudanese government officials have denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating 'Similar, baseless allegations concerning Sudan's government'. On Thursday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called on Sudanese security forces not to fire on protesters. There is still going on shootings and deaths during the protests.
Among the three killed two were shot dead by security forces in the town of Omdarman, near the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. And one died in Bahri district. One protester was shot in the head, said Nadeem Sirag, an official with the Sudan Doctors' Committee. He died before being taken to hospital. Many were injured.
Witnesses said protests were taking place in various parts of Sudan. Samar al-Tayeb, a 22 years old protester, told AFP that the protests would continue until the army leaves power.
Internet has been slowed down in Sudan since Thursday morning. Despite this, videos of the protest have been uploaded on social media. There, protesters with Sudanese flags say power must be returned to the people.
The video also shows security forces throwing tear gas shells and throwing bricks at protesters.