At least five killed during anti-coup protests in Sudan

20:44, 13 November 2021
At least five killed during anti-coup protests in Sudan Photo: Dirk Waem/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Following pro-democratic protests against Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s reappointment as the head of the Sovereign Council at least five protesters were shot dead by security officers.

“[The demonstrators were] facing excessive repression using all forms of force including live bullets in several areas [of Khartoum],” Sudan Doctor’s Committee said in a statement.

Despite the presence of officers who attempted to end the protest as well as the dangers to life protesters decided to stay and continue their march.

The unrest comes after the Sudanese military led by al-Burhan seized power arresting many politicians including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok who until now remains until home arrest.

In an attempt to tackle the protests, roads to strategic sites were closed and the transport connection between different parts of Khartoum was limited as well.

The protesters demand a smooth transition of power to the people and to democracy.