Sudan Military Massacres Protesters at Sit-In, Protesters Continue to Demand Civilian Rule

Sudanese soldiers charged into a peaceful sit-in, and killed over 100 people.

After President Omar al-Bashir was removed from office in April, the military took over the government. Demonstrations have continued, demanding a civilian controlled transitional government to replace military rule.

A nonviolent sit-in protest was taking place outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on Monday. Witnesses said troops opened fire on protesters and shot and beat doctors and medics working at medical tents at the protest site.

According to doctors who have been taking part in the uprising, at least 40 bodies were pulled up from the Nile River following the massacre.

In addition to the scores of people who were killed during the raid on Monday, more than 500 were wounded, and many more are still missing and feared dead.

On Tuesday, a day after the protest massacre, dozens of wounded continued to pack into the hospital. Some sat on the floor, wounds bandaged, others with gunshot injuries continued to wait for help. Medics say the troops forced Sudan’s Royal Care Hospital to evict wounded protesters after a soldier shot a doctor in the leg and took him into custody.

Outside the hospital, dozens of military trucks lined the street, soldiers surrounded the hospital and ordered the staff to expel all wounded protesters from the hospital within an hour.

Some 50 wounded people were forced to leave the hospital, according to witnesses.

 

 

Image adapted from Facebook Photo

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