At least 133 injured in brutal crackdown on Sudan's anti-coup protesters

At least 133 injured in brutal crackdown on Sudan's anti-coup protesters
At least 133 protesters were injured during anti-coup demonstrations across Sudan on Monday, according to Sudan's Central Doctors Committee.
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15 March, 2022
Sudanese security forces continue to crackdown on anti-coup protesters demanding an end to military rule [Getty]

At least 133 protesters were injured after a crackdown on anti-coup demonstrations across Sudan on Monday, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said in a statement.

Hundreds of civilians participated in protests in cities including Khartoum, Omdurman, Atbara and others calling for an end to military rule over four months after the 25 October coup.

Sudanese security forces continue to brutally suppress pro-democracy protesters demanding a return to civilian rule following a military coup led by Sudan's General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan against former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's government.

On Monday, at least 42 people suffered body or head injuries as a result of tear gas canisters being fired into the crowds. Thirty-five were injured by shotgun pellets and 11 were hurt by stun grenades.

Two were also injured after being reportedly mowed down by Sundanese security forces' vehicles.

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A total of 84 injuries were reported in the capital Khartoum and 27 were counted in Omdurman, Sudan's second-largest city. The remaining 22 injuries were reported as happening in other unspecified areas across the country.

Security forces also allegedly attempted to rape a young woman during the protest in Khartoum, a Sudanese government official said on Tuesday.

Security crackdowns on pro-democracy activists have killed at least 87 civilians since 25 October, according to the CCSD.

In October last year, Burhan overthrew Hamdok and placed him under house arrest.

While Hamdok was later released and reinstated, the military still dominates the country and Hamdok resigned again in January.

The country's volatile state has led to a heightened sense of unpredictability as both a political and economic crisis continues to tower over civilians