Doctors and opposition leaders in Sudan say at least five people have been killed following Sunday’s street protest.
Thousands of Sudanese poured onto the streets of Khartoum on Sunday to stage a major protest to demand an end to military rule.
The protesters are demanding that the ruling military hands over to a civilian government as they remain resolute in their call.
Sunday’s protest was however met with resistance from the military who fired tear gas into the protesters.
Police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Khartoum, in the northern district of Bari and in Mamura and Arkweit in the east.
Security forces also fired some snipers into civilians and paramilitaries.
Dubbed the “millions march” it is the largest demonstrations by the Sudanese people since a deadly security crackdown on civilians three weeks ago.
Just received – Video from Sudan of today’s millions march.
Mass protests across the Country demanding civilian rule pic.twitter.com/8VzLjqnuZM
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) June 30, 2019
Protesters waved the Sudanese flag and chanted “civilian, civilian” and “blood for blood” across the capital.
Before the protest, the military rulers warned that opposition leaders will be held responsible for any violence.
— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) June 30, 2019
The much-feared paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) was also deployed ahead of the protest.
Sudan has been suspended by the African Union after the military failed to hand over to a civilian regime following the overthrow of former leader, Omar al-Bashir.
Talks between the military and the opposition have broken down in recent weeks.
Officials from the African Union and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed are trying to broker a return to direct talks.
Bashir was toppled in a military coup in April after ruling the country since 1989.
He is already facing a trail as he is accused of corrupt acts during tenure as President of Sudan.
There are very little details about the charges. Officials say they are related to laws on “suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders.”