Three Killed During Rival Rallies

Written by on January 11, 2019

At least 22 people have now been killed in the weeks of protest calling for an end to strongman Omar al-Bashir’s rule.Crowds were bussed into the capital Khartoum to hold an opposing demonstration in support of Bashir.

At least three protesters were killed in Sudan on Thursday amid rival demonstrations over the 30-year-rule of President Omar al-Bashir.

“An illegal gathering was held in Omdurman and police dispersed it with tear gas,” police spokesman Hashim Abdelrahim said.

“Police later received reports that three protesters had died and several injured. We are now investigating,” he added.

A doctor in the city told reporters that he had treated several people for gunshot wounds.

Omdurman is Sudan’s second-largest city. Just across the Nile in the capital Khartoum, a rally was being held in support of President Bashir. Crowds of people carrying pro-Bashir banners were reportedly brought to the city by bus, and Bashir himself addressed the crowd jubilantly.

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