Four people were killed in Sudan today on the first day of a “civil disobedience” campaign by protesters.
The Central Committee for Sudanese Doctors said two people were shot dead in the capital Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman just across the Nile river, adding that two others died in a hospital in Omdurman after being stabbed. The committee said a total of 118 people have been killed since a crackdown was launched on June 3 to disperse a sit-in protest outside the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital.
Security forces arrested a number of airport officials and employees of Sudan’s central bank on Sunday, according to DPA news agency, citing colleagues of those detained.
Opposition groups called for a general strike and civil disobedience campaign to pressure the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) to hand power to a civilian-led government.
Sudan’s military council seized power in April after ousting former President Omar al-Bashir on the back of months-long protests against his three-decade rule. Since then, it has resisted calls from protesters and Western nations to transfer power to a civilian administration.