Khartoum – Reports from the Sudanese Central Medical Committee confirm that the death toll among civilians, after Sudanese security forces fired at demonstrations with live ammunition yesterday, has risen to 15, while some of the injured remain in a critical state. It was also reported that security forces were raiding hospitals and firing tear gas to prevent the injured from being treated.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Khartoum and other cities in Sudan yesterday in mass marches organized by resistance committees to protest the military coup that took power on October 25.
Medical authorities have issued an urgent appeal to provide intravenous solutions and medical personnel to treat the injured at the Khartoum Bahri International Hospital.
Sudan’s Central Medical Committee on Wednesday morning announced the death of Shakir Ali Abdelrahman (28) from a bullet in the head on November 13, bringing the total death toll since the military coup to 29. October 25.
In a separate appeal, the medical committee “urges the international community and the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene immediately and rescue the injured and provide the necessary equipment, medicine and supplies in response to the brutal attacks underway by the military. in Sudan “.
The demonstrations of November 17, called for by the neighborhood committees of Khartoum North (Bahri), found a wide response in other parts of the Sudanese capital and other cities in the states by rejecting the military coup.
Protest marches moving through all three parts of the capital moved to the main assembly points. Security forces use live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters.
El Sitteen Street in Khartoum, El Shaheed Abdelazeem Street and Karari Streets in Omdurman, and El Haj Youssef and Bahri El Muasasa in North Khartoum, witnessed hit and run between peaceful protesters and military forces.
In an interview with Radio Dabanga’s Sudan Today, journalist Mohamed El Asbat said the security forces adopted a new tactic in attacking protesters before they assembled, and explained that the revolutionaries have were able to modify the planned routes.
He condemned the violent crackdown on the protest marches, highlighting their continuation in Khartoum and in several states.
Authorities anticipated the November 17 protests by cutting national phone calls and text messaging services, and continuing to cut the internet, including landlines, across the country. All bridges connecting Khartoum, Omdurman and Khartoum Bahri have been closed.
In the states, massive protest marches were launched in a number of towns, including Wad Madani in El Gezira, Atbara in Nile State, El Fasher in North Darfur, Port Sudan in Red Sea State and other cities in response to the calls of the Resistance Committees and in the rejection of the military coup.
Protesters in Wad Madani said the marches continued despite attempted crackdowns and tear gas fire. Activists have reported from El Fasher that protesters took internal roads to avoid repression by the security services.
In Khartoum, protesters continued a one-day sit-in in Burri in Khartoum and on El Shaheed Abdelazeem Street in Omdurman, despite excessive violence used by military forces against peaceful protesters.
The Sudanese Professionals Association condemned the excessive repression and the closure of the revolutionary marches in several neighborhoods, including in Khartoum Bahri, the neighborhood of El Sitteen Street in Khartoum and the streets of Ombadda in Omdurman, stressing that the demonstrators have confirmed their ability to return and thwart the attacks of the security forces, to continue the activities of the marches on all their routes.