At least 35 dead as Sudan military rulers break up sit-in

At least 35 people killed after Sudan security forces launch a massive crackdown against protesters at a central Khartoum sit-in; Heavily armed paramilitaries attacked the site of a sit-in in the capital that has been the centre of a campaign to bring democratic reforms.

Sudan’s military have been condemned for their violent attack on protesters in the capital, Khartoum, which reportedly left at least 35 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”.

Yesterday, Sudan’s ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing people.

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

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