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.
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”.