Two protesters were killed in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Tuesday after security forces fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a demonstration to mark the second anniversary of a raid on a peaceful sit-in protest in 2019 that left more than 100 protesters dead, a statement by the Ministry of Health said.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok issued a statement condemning the incident, saying the use of live bullets on protesters was an intolerable “full-scale crime”.
“The slowness of the justice system in investigating crimes and bringing criminals to justice has become a constant cause for concern,” Mr Hamdok said, while calling for talks between Sudan’s military and civilian leadership to “review and correct our path”.
A journalist shared a video of the moment security forces moved to break up the protest.
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