The death toll in demonstrations for a civilian government and against the coup in Sudan rose to five this Friday.
This was confirmed by the Sudan Medical Committee through its account on the social network Facebook, where it was detailed that the fifth victim was hit in the chest by a tear gas bottle. Sudan’s security forces used tear gas to disperse protesters, injuring dozen of them during the march.
With this number, the death toll in the protests against the coup and the agreement between the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and the re-established military junta has risen to 53, according to the medical committee.
There have been protests in the country since the coup, led by Army Chief and President of the Sovereign Transitional Council, Abdelfatá al Burhan. The coup dissolved the government of Abdullah Hamdok, which was appointed after weeks of protests against him following the overthrow of Al Bashir in April 2019.
However, international pressure resulted in an agreement for Hamdok to return to office, despite the fact that part of the executive branch and key civil partners of the coalition rejected the pact, accusing the prime minister of negotiating with the coup plotters despite suppressing protests, who killed dozens in the African country.
Sudan was the site of an attempted coup in mid-September by a group of armed forces officers allegedly linked to Al Bashir, as a result of which tensions between civilian and military elements of the Sudanese authorities increased. Burhan coup.
The transitional authorities were established following an agreement between the previous military junta that emerged after the 2019 coup and various civil organizations and opposition political formations. This government had initiated a series of social and economic reforms and reached a peace agreement with key rebel groups in Darfur and other areas of the country.