Sudan’s Demonstrators Shot
There were at least five demonstrations in Sudan on Monday morning, and security forces tried to stop them with bullets. Seven died and about 100 were injured. It was one of the deadliest days for protesters. The death toll is now up to 71.
Thousands took to the streets of Khartoum to protest the October 25 military coup. Since that time, Sudan’s civilian Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, hoped to bridge the divide between the military and pro-democracy factions. He resigned on January 2 when the situation looked hopeless.
Western governments and the United Nations condemned the use of deadly force against unarmed demonstrators. The government’s unwillingness to not use gunfire will harm UN efforts to help Sudan move towards the civilian rule.
PBS News Hour, Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7. January 17, 2022