Activists say that at least 5 of the protesters have been killed and several wounded as they took to the streets denouncing the Sudanese military tightening grip on the country. The protesters were shot at with live ammunition and tear gas.
The violence started on Saturday as thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets across Sudan one more time to rally against the military overthrow of government last month.
The coup has been criticized by the international community.
Saturday’s killings happened in Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman. Those who died include four people who were killed by gunshots, and another who died as a result of suffocation from tear gas.
According to reports, several protesters were also wounded by live fire.
As often seen by police in Africa on issues like this, the Sudanese police denies using live ammunition against protesters, and said demonstrators attacked several police stations and vehicles in Khartoum.
The rallies in Sudan was called by the pro-democracy movement after coup leader General Ab-del-Fattah al-Burhan reappointed himself head of the Sovereign Council, Sudan’s interim governing body. This move angered the pro-democracy alliance and also seen frustrated United States and the international community, urging the generals to reverse their coup.
The coup in Sudan took place on October 25, dissolving the government in power and arrested dozens of officials and politicians in the process.