4 die on Day 1 of Sudan civil 'disobedience'

 

A Sudanese man walks past closed shops in a deserted street in Khartoums twin city Omdurman on the first day of a civil disobedience campaign across Sudan.- AFP
A Sudanese man walks past closed shops in a deserted street in Khartoum's twin city Omdurman on the first day of a civil disobedience campaign across Sudan.- AFP

Khartoum - Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on the first day of the civil disobedience campaign.

By AP, AFP

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Published: Sun 9 Jun 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 1:27 AM

Four people were killed in Sudan on Sunday on the first day of a civil disobedience campaign by protesters, a doctors' committee linked to demonstrators said.
Two people were shot dead in the capital Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman just across the Nile river, the Central Committee for Sudanese Doctors said, adding two others died in a hospital in Omdurman after being stabbed. The committee blamed the ruling military council and paramilitary forces for the four deaths.
Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on the first day of the civil disobedience campaign called by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council.
The Sudanese Professionals Association urged people to stay home to protest against the deadly crackdown last week when security forces violently dispersed the group's main sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum.


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