Sudan/ Protests in Khartoum: 16 killed, 20 injured in rallies, sit-ins

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At least 16 people were killed, and 20 injured by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins on Thursday and Friday, a Sudanese police spokesman said in a statement on Saturday.

Some 16 people were killed and 20 others injured in rallies over the past 48 hours in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, Sudanese police said.

Government buildings and private property were also attacked, spokesman Hashem Ali added.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Khartoum on Friday.

Sudan’s Defense Minister Awad Ahmed Benawf announced, on Thursday, the establishment of a military council to lead a two-year transition, adding that the former head of state is being detained in a safe place”.

He also announced the suspension of the Constitution and declared a state of emergency for a period of three months.

These political developments took place following the popular demonstrations that shake Sudan for more than three months expressing socio-economic demands.

 APS/ nytimes

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