Nine people have already died in Sudan as a result of demonstrations against military authority.
According to doctors, several of the dead were shot as security forces clashed with big crowds in various towns. The security personnel allegedly tried to assault hospitals where some of the injured were receiving care.
The protestors blocked down roadways, brandished signs, and shouted phrases demanding that the military relinquish control. Police attempted to stop the growing masses from advancing toward the presidential palace in Khartoum by using tear gas, water cannons, and live bullets.
Many more people sustained injuries and were transferred to hospitals in Omdurman and nearby Khartoum.
Earlier, the authorities tried to halt the online mobilization of demonstrators by cutting down internet and telephone access. Last October, after the military overthrew a transitional government run by civilians, protests broke out in Sudan.
Military officials have pledged to transfer control to a democratically elected civilian administration, but peace negotiations to settle the political crisis have stagnated since there is no clear plan for the changeover.
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