More than 35 dead after Sudan forces break up sit-in: new toll

Sudanese forces are deployed around Khartoum’s army headquarters on June 3, 2019 as they try to disperse Khartoum’s sit-in. – At least two people were killed Monday as Sudan’s military council tried to break up a sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters, a doctors’ committee said as gunfire was heard from the protest site. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AFP) — More than 35 protesters were killed and hundreds wounded Monday when Sudan’s military rulers broke up a sit-in outside army headquarters in Khartoum, a doctors committee close to demonstrators said.

“The number of people who were killed by the Military Council in front of the military headquarters has risen to more than 35 people. Hundreds are wounded,” a new toll published overnight by the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said.

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