Second day of protests in Sudan against military rule records 10 deaths

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By Gideon Adonai

At least 10 people have been killed after protests against military rule in Sudan continue for a second day.

Nationwide protests in Sudan continued for the second straight day on Friday, with protesters staging sit-ins across the country against the military rulers who took power eight months ago.

Witnesses told Anadolu Agency that the protests had reached the presidential palace near downtown Khartoum.

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Activist Mohamed Almutasim said protests were taking place in various parts of Khartoum state.

On Thursday, according to Sudan’s Central Medical Committee, at least 10 people were killed and dozens injured when security forces used force against protesters in Omdurman, Sudan’s most populous city.

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More than 200 police and soldiers were also injured in the clashes, police said.

Sudan has been in turmoil since last October, when the army sacked the transitional government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, a decision decried by political forces as a “military coup”.

At least 100 people have since been killed in protests, according to Sudanese doctors.

In a joint statement, the United Nations, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an organization of seven countries in the Horn of Africa, condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the excessive use of force against demonstrators.

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