Sudan coup: Nearly 200 protesters wounded in latest round of clashes with police

Sudan coup: Nearly 200 protesters wounded in latest round of clashes with police
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Nearly 200 people were wounded in Khartoum on Thursday in the latest round of protests against the Sudanese military takeover last October.
Three people wounded in the clashes are in intensive care [source: Getty]

Nearly 200 people have been wounded in the latest protests to erupt in the Sudanese capital over deteriorating economic conditions following a military take-over, a doctor's union said on Friday.

The Sudan’s Doctors Committee issued a statement saying that 187 people were wounded in clashes with police in Khartoum on Thursday, 70 of whom were likely struck by rubber bullets.

Three of the wounded were shot in either the head or chest and are currently in intensive care, it added.

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Riot police used tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who sought to reach the Republican Palace, the seat of the military government. Videos posted on social media showed police firing tear gas.

Thursday’s marches were the latest in near-daily street protests since the military took over on October 25, removing a civilian-led transitional government.

Since then, at least 87 people have been killed and thousands wounded in a bloody crackdown on protesters, according to the doctor's union.