Two Feared Dead in Sudan Rally Over 2019 Protest Killings

The Sudanese Army has disclosed the death of two people, and dozens wounded as the security forces dispersed a rally demanding justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said he was “shocked” by the killings, calling it a “crime to use live bullets against peaceful protesters”.

Hundreds gathered on Tuesday evening outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum, at the site where thousands gathered in 2019 initially demanding the ouster of president Omar al-Bashir and urging a transfer to civilian rule.

It marked two years since the bloody dispersal of the mass encampment outside the army headquarters.

The armed forces in a statement remarked that “… as they (the protesters) left the site, unfortunate events occurred resulting in the killing of two people and the wounding of others,” adding that an investigation had been launched.

The army claims to be “fully prepared to bring to justice, whoever is proven to be involved”.

On Wednesday, the U.S. embassy in Khartoum expressed “shock and dismay” over Tuesday’s killings saying they condemn the use of live ammunition on peaceful protesters, and calling on Khartoum to “fully investigate and bring perpetrators to justice”.


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