According to a union of pro-democracy doctors, the four demonstrators were shot dead in Omdurman, the northwestern suburb of Khartoum.
In a call relayed by Facebook pages maintained by Sudanese living abroad, the doctors deplored that the police
prevent ambulances from approaching victims and even force a protester with gunshot wounds in the neck and on respiratory assistance to get out of one of these vehicles.
Putschists use live ammunition against protesters, they said, noting
dozens of injured. The doctors called in reinforcement of the doctors at the Arbaïn hospital in Omdourman.
To prevent gatherings as much as possible, the police had installed containers on Wednesday evening across bridges connecting Khartoum to its suburbs.
It is impossible to know exactly what the extent of the repression was, because the authorities also cut off mobile internet and telephone calls – both local and from abroad – in the morning, before reinstating them in the evening. once the demonstrators dispersed.
In addition, Dubai-based satellite TV Al-Arabiya reported that several of its journalists were injured when security forces attacked his office.
The Asharq channel, also financed by the Saudis, said that one of its teams had been prevented from covering the demonstration by the security forces.
The mission ofUN in Sudan and the US Embassy denounced the deaths of protesters and attacks on the media.
Repression in many forms
With each new call to demonstrate for
the revolution and against the head of the army, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, who strengthened his power with a coup on October 25, the authorities are mobilizing new techniques to try to counter the opposition.
In addition to the muscular searches of the media, the security forces had installed cameras early Thursday on the main axes of Khartoum, worrying a little more activists who denounce uninterrupted raids for weeks in their ranks.
That hasn’t stopped tens of thousands of protesters from chanting again
No to military power and
The soldiers at the barracks! in Khartoum, but also in Kessala and Port-Sudan in the east or in Madani, south of the capital.
In the capital, a protester told the
for the fall of military power and especially
against the political agreement, a text that recently allowed civilian Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok to get out of house arrest, but also General Burhane to remain at the head of the transitional authorities for two more years.
For another protester in Khartoum, civilians should never have agreed to join the 2019 Sacred Union, after the streets forced the generals to dismiss one of their own, the dictator Omar al-Bashir. Civilians and soldiers then decided to join forces in order to lead the country towards democracy.
Signing with the military was a mistake from the start, he says to the AFP, because the generals in power are
men of Bashir.
An accusation that the street often relays, accusing Mr. Hamdok of having it
promoting the return of the old regime.
Thursday, a few hundred meters from the presidential palace in Khartoum where the Sovereign Council, the highest authority of the transition headed by General Burhane, sits, the security forces fired tear gas canisters.
Protesters evacuated the wounded, while the crowd approached the building and moved away from it at the mercy of police charges.
As early as Wednesday, the American embassy had demanded
extreme restraint in the use of force, while in two months of anti-coup mobilization, 52 demonstrators were killed and hundreds wounded by gunshot.
Last Saturday, 235 people had already been injured in the dispersion of a national mobilization according to a union of doctors pro-democracy.
On December 19, the security forces were accused this time by theUN to have raped demonstrators in an attempt to break down the protest.