50 Security Officers Down as Anti-Military Protests Resume in Sudan

50 Police Officers Down as Anti-Military Protests Resume in Sudan (News Central TV)

Authorities in Sudan said on Sunday, about 58 police officers were severely wounded during civilian protests against military rule in Sudan on Saturday.

In a statement, the Khartoum security committee also stated that 114 people had been detained by security forces and will be arraigned in court.

Thousands of protesters opposed to military rule took to the streets on Saturday despite heavy deployment by the security forces, who had blocked bridges connecting the capital Khartoum to suburbs, cut phone lines and limited internet service prior to the protests.

The protestors also thronged to the precincts of the presidential palace in Khartoum for the second time in one week.

A young Sudanese girl takes part in a demonstration in Omdurman, the capital Khartoum’s twin city, to demand the government’s transition to civilian rule, on October 21, 2021. – Supporters of Sudan’s transitional government took to the streets of the capital today as rival demonstrators kept up a sit-in demanding a return to military rule. The mainstream faction backs the transition to civilian rule, while supporters of the breakaway faction are demanding the military take over. (Photo by Ebrahim HAMID / AFP) (Photo by EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP via Getty Images)

Demonstrations hit Sudan since a military takeover from a transitional government on October 25. Following the takeover, civilian leader Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was placed under effective house arrest for weeks. He was reinstated last month under a deal promising elections for July 2023 but the demonstrations have continued with protesters calling for a transition to civilian rule.

According to the independent Doctors’ Committee, at least 48 people have died in crackdowns during the protests while as many as 178 others have been wounded.

Khartoum’s state governor has previously warned that security forces will “deal with those who break the law and create chaos”.


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