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Sudanese Protesters Have Returned to the Streets to Demand an End to the Military's Rule

It is reported that 7 people have died and 181 people injured.

After the deadly crackdown which occurred in Khartoum at the beginning of last month, and resulted in the global social media campaign #BlueforSudan, large crowds of Sudanese protesters have returned to the streets in the "millions march" in remembrance of all those who were killed during the deadly crackdown and to demand that the Transition Military Council (TMC) transfer power to civilians. According to the BBC, Sudan's health ministry has reported that 7 people have died while 181 have been injured.


Amid a now month-long internet blackout, protesters have managed to broadcast live recordings of the protests using roaming services and a variety of backdoor methods.

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The deputy leader of the TMC, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, has said that, "There are snipers who are firing on people, they shot three members of the Rapid Support Force and five or six citizens. There are infiltrators, people who want to jeopardize progress."

Although the TMC continues to assert that they are trying to "prevent chaos" and maintain order, they have also admitted that ordering the violent dispersing of crowds on June 3rd was a terrible mistake saying, "We ordered the commanders to come up with a plan to disperse this sit-in. They made a plan and implemented it ... but we regret that some mistakes happened."

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), the main civic organisation mobilizing protesters, has described the protests as "a glorious day in Sudan" and added that, "Peace has always been our movement's first word and it will be its last."

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