On Saturday, according to the Central Committee of the Sudanese Doctors (CCSD), the death toll during the protests against the military ruling in Sudan’s nationwide demonstrations increased to five, while 20 people have been injured.
Nationwide demonstrations have taken place in support of the dissolved civilian government in the capital Khartoum and other cities against the coup.
In an official statement, the CCSD expressed that, as the death toll of today’s protests increased to five and dozens injured in different parts of Khartoum and other cities, they called on human rights organizations to follow up and monitor the violence used against the protesters.
On Saturday, thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets against the head of Sudan’s ruling military council, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
According to eyewitnesses in different neighborhoods, the police and security organs have used tear gas and live bullets against the protesters.
The Sudanese Professionals Association called on Saturday’s rallies to demand civilian rule. The activist movement was also key in organizing protests leading to the ouster of Omar Al-Bashir in 2019.
The mass protests came two days after al-Burhan issued a decree to form a new ruling transitional council, appointing himself its chairman.
Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency and dissolved the transitional Sovereign Council and government on October 25, amid rival protests and accusations between military and civilian government supporters in the country.