BBC Africa and Reuters are reporting at least four school children and one adult were shot dead as security services broke up a protest in the Sudanese city of El-Obeid on Monday, campaigners said. Reuters reports:
“A group of doctors linked to the opposition said the five were hit during a demonstration by high school pupils in the main city in Sudan’s North Kordofan state.
Many other people were injured, added the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors – one of a group of unions and professional bodies that helped lead months of protests against Sudan’s long-term leader Omar al-Bashir.”
BBC correspondents in Sudan are reporting outraged protesters have gathered in several cities including the capital, Khartoum, following the killing of five protesters in North Kordofan state. Many are blaming the deaths on the ruling military council and are calling for an immediate transfer of power.
This story is developing.
To learn more about the socio-political unrest in Sudan, check out The Burton Wire’s, “Sudan: Facts About the African Nation in Crisis.”