Sudan crisis: Dozens of bodies pulled from Nile, opposition says

Sudanese protesters chant as they block Nile Street for the second consecutive day during continuing protests in Sudan's capital Khartoum on May 13, 2019. PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Demonstrators had been occupying the square in front of the military headquarters since April 6, days before President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown after 30 years in power.
  • But on Monday, forces swept in and opened fire on unarmed protesters in the square.
  • Protest organisers, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), accused the TMC of carrying out "a massacre" and urged its pro-democracy supporters to continue protesting peacefully.
  • In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said 40 bodies had been recovered from River Nile in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

Dozens of bodies have been recovered from the River Nile in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, following a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, opposition activists say.


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