A statement by the Sudanese health ministry said on Monday that dozens of protesters were injured in Sunday’s protests marking the third anniversary of Sudan’s revolution that swept long-serving President Omar al-Bashir from power.
According to the ministry statement, police fired tear gas canisters to disperse protesters near the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum.
121 protesters suffered temporary asphyxiation in Khartoum and two in Kassala state, the statement expressed, while one death was reported by an independent medical group.
Protesters condemned a recent political deal between Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the military during Sunday’s rallies.
On October 25, amid accusations and differences between politicians and the military, the latter dismissed Hamdok’s transitional government and declared a state of emergency.
However, Hamdok was reinstated on November 21 under an agreement with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the Sudanese army chief, in a move that aimed to resolve a political crisis that threatened to undermine Sudan’s transition to democracy.
45 protesters have been killed since the October 25 military takeover, according to the Central Doctors Committee.