Clashes Erupt in Sudan’s Capital After Bloodiest Day Since Coup


Street confrontations have again shaken Sudan’s capital, a day after security forces shot dead 15 protesters in the bloodiest day since the military’s October 25 takeover.

Top general Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan insists the military’s move “was not a coup” but a step to “rectify the course of the transition” to civilian rule.

Police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of anti-coup protesters who had stayed on the streets of north Khartoum overnight and tore down makeshift barricades the protesters had erected the previous day.

“We condemn violence towards peaceful protesters and call for the respect and protection of human rights in Sudan,” said the US State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs.

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