On Monday in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman, A day after mass protests against the ruling generals rocked Sudan, Three blood-stained bodies were found, an AFP correspondent reported.
People took to the streets on Sunday demanding civilian rule, in the first mass rally since a deadly crackdown on a protest camp nearly a month ago.
Khartoum and Omdurman were flooded by crowds of protesters, just across the river Nile from the capital, alongside with several other cities and towns across the country.
The protest movement said five demonstrators were killed, while a health ministry official said that seven people were killed during Sunday’s rally without elaborating how they died.
It was also reported that several more were seriously injured by shootings fired by “the military council militias”.
In Omdurman an area where protests were held three bodies were found on the ground on Monday, the AFP correspondent reported.
Their identities were not immediately clear.
The bodies had been surrounded by a crowd of people chanting “Just Fall, Just Fall,” a catchcry of the protest movement that has rocked Sudan since protests first erupted against since-ousted ruler Omar al-Bashir in December.
The mass protest held on Sunday was the first rally since the June 3 crackdown on a protest camp outside the military headquarters in Khartoum leaving dozens dead and hundreds injured.
After the collapse of talks between protest leaders and generals about installing civilian rule came the raid on protest sit-in.
After the army toppled Bashir in April following nationwide demonstrations against his ironfisted three-decade rule, the generals seized power.