Sudanese military council removes sit-in by live bullets, killing over 9 civilians

Sudanese protester uses paving stones to block Street 60 as military forces tried to disperse a sit-in on June 3, 2019. [Photo: Internet]
Over nine protesters were killed and several others injured on Monday when the Sudanese military opened fire to break up a sit-in in Khartoum, according to a local doctors’ union.

Protesters had congregated outside the Defense Ministry in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, opposing the interim military council that has ruled the country since a coup ousted long-time President Omar al-Bashir in April.

The casualties were hit by “live bullets” on Monday, an opposition union, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said on their Facebook account.

The committee said security forces have surrounded the hospitals to which the wounded and dead bodies were taken.

Small fires and billowing clouds of black smoke could be seen in video taken in the capital on Monday.

Other video showed people fleeing as guns went off. Protesters were also seen burning tires after security forces attempted to break up a sit-in.

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