Sudan crisis: Security forces condemned for violence against protesters

Security forces attack pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum, reportedly killing at least 30 people.

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Sudan’s military have been condemned for their violent attack on protesters in the capital, Khartoum, which reportedly left at least 30 dead.

UN Secretary General António Guterres called for an independent investigation saying he was “alarmed” by reports that officers had opened fire in a hospital.

The US said it was a “brutal attack” while the UK called it “outrageous”.

Sudan has been governed by a military council since President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a coup in April.

The leaders of the pro-democracy movement, who demand that a civilian government take over the running of the country, said they were stopping all contact with the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and called a general strike.

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