Security officer killed in Sudan anti-coup protests: State TV

Security officer killed in Sudan anti-coup protests: State TV

One Sudanese security officer died on Thursday after being stabbed by protesters in the capital Khartoum, state TV reported.

Anti-coup protesters took to the streets on Thursday and headed to the presidential palace.

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The demonstrations which converged from several parts of Khartoum came only days after the United Nations launched a bid to facilitate talks between Sudanese factions.

The push was aimed at resolving the crisis since the October 25 military coup led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the resignation of the civilian prime minister Abdalla Hamdok earlier this month.

Protesters chanted: “With all our power, we are heading to the palace” as they converged on the city center, witnesses said.

Others hollered: “Burhan is dirty, brought to (power) by the Islamists,” who were dominant under the three-decade rule of general-turned-president Omar al-Bashir, ousted in April 2019 following months of mass protests.

Security forces fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the protesters, according to witnesses.

Pro-democracy activists have organized regular demonstrations against the military takeover, which derailed a transition to civilian rule following al-Bashir’s ouster.

The protests have been met by a bloody crackdown that has left at least 63 people dead and hundreds wounded, according to medics.

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