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12:51  16 may  2019
12:51  16 may  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Sudan protests turn violent as gunmen open fire at sit-in

Sudan protests turn violent as gunmen open fire at sit-in Unidentified attackers opened fire at a sit-in by pro-democracy demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, Monday, as violence returned to the Northeast African country following the removal of President Omar al-Bashir last month. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Sudanese soldiers wearing Rapid Security Forces uniforms stormed barricades at the site of the In a Facebook post, the opposition Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said that 14 people were The number of demonstrators has swelled at the site of the sit - in over recent days, becoming a point of

In the early hours of Tuesday, Sudanese army commanders accused infiltrators of firing from the top of the Blue Nile Bridge in the direction of forces that were working to remove the roadblocks in order to open the roads closed by the protesters in the Nile and the University streets in Khartoum.

Sudanese forces storm barricades at sit-in demo© ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images Sudanese protestors celebrate after an agreement was reached with the military council to form a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration.

At least nine people were injured when soldiers stormed a pro-democracy sit-in protest in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, eyewitnesses said, in continuing violence after the ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

The soldiers in the uniform of the paramilitary Rapid Security Forces overran barricades at the scene of the demonstrations outside army headquarters on Wednesday, eyewitnesses told CNN, adding that gunfire could be heard.

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Members of the Sudanese security forces have shot and killed six people, including an army officer, in overnight clashes with protesters behind the uprising that drove Omar Most of those injured and killed were protesters manning several barricades that have sprung up around the sit - in that has occupied

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In a Facebook post, the opposition Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said 14 people were wounded, including eight with gunshot wounds.

The Transitional Military Council (TMC), which has held power since Bashir's arrest last month, said it was suspending talks with the protesters for 72 hours.

Its chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement that discussions would be put on hold until there was an "appropriate climate" for negotiations.

On Thursday, an alliance of opposition group and protest leaders called that decision "regrettable" in a statement.

"We will continue our sit-in at the leadership headquarters and all other sit-in fields across the country. Our peaceful protests will continue until we expose and isolate the forces of anti-revolution" the group's statement said.

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But at the sit - in , protesters scoffed at the explanation - they wanted to know why the army had not intervened against the gunmen if it was indeed uninvolved in the shooting. "That army speech overnight has angered everyone, because they told us that they don’t care about the lives of the civilians

Sudanese security forces opened fire in a bid to clear demonstrators from a weeks-long sit - in held outside the army headquarters as negotiations over the make-up of a sovereign council designed to steer the country towards democracy continue. At least eight people were wounded on Wednesday by

The council and pro-democracy protesters are trying to reach a firm agreement on how long the TMC should hold power.

On Wednesday, the TMC and the opposition announced they had agreed to a transition period of three years, with a final deal expected to be reached within 24 hours.

The first six months will be devoted to signing peace agreements and "halting the war across the country," according to state news outlet SUNA.

But al-Burhan accused the opposition of breaching an agreement to ease tensions, of "direct provocation and extreme abuse" of the armed forces, and of disrupting life in Khartoum by blocking roads and bridges.

The number of demonstrators has swelled over recent days at the scene of the sit-in, which is just over half a kilometer (around 0.3 miles) from the presidential palace.

On Monday, at a different site, unidentified attackers opened fire on another group of seated demonstrators.

Sudan's army, protesters strike some deals in negotiations

Sudan's army, protesters strike some deals in negotiations Sudan's ruling generals and opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month said Wednesday they have made significant progress in negotiations and have agreed on the length of the country's transition period. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The two sides, which have been at odds over the transfer of power to civilian rule and the extent of the military's role in it, said the transition would last three years.

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Sudan 's military rulers on Wednesday suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting that negotiations will resume only after A witness told AFP that gunshots had been fired near the sit - in outside the army headquarters in central Khartoum. The British ambassador to Khartoum

The TMC said a military police officer was killed and a "large number" of protesters injured on Monday, attributing that shooting to groups seeking to undermine "the goals of the revolution."

The opposition Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said at least six people were shot dead Monday, though it did not specify whether all of them were killed in Khartoum or under what circumstances. SUNA said three of those injured were members of the armed forces.

The uprising

After three decades in power, Bashir was ousted and arrested in April following a military coup and protests by thousands of people in the northeastern African country against his rule.

The protests began in late 2018 over the rising cost of living, and escalated into a push for Bashir's removal, with mass rallies and sit-ins outside the presidential compound and army headquarters. Bashir responded with a crackdown that led to scores of civilian deaths.

He and several other former members of his regime are being detained in the Kober maximum-security prison, which was notorious for holding political prisoners during his dictatorship.

On Monday, Sudan's Public Prosecutor Office said it had charged Bashir over the killing of protesters.

"The Public Prosecutor's Office has charged former President Omar al-Bashir and others with incitement and criminal complicity in the killing of demonstrators in recent events," it said in a statement to CNN.

Bashir also faces five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, in connection with Sudanese military actions in Darfur between 2003 and 2008.

Sudan's military has previously said that it would prosecute Bashir, but would not extradite him.

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