Sudan Doctors Committee says 178 injured in Saturday protests, some with live bullets

Sudan Doctors Committee says 178 injured in Saturday protests, some with live bullets
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26 December, 2021
Nearly 180 protesters were injured in protests on Saturday with some in critical condition
At least 48 have been killed in protests since the Oct. 25 military coup [Getty- archive]

The Sudanese Doctors Committee revealed on Sunday that nearly 180 people were injured during demonstrations a day earlier, some with live bullets.

In a statement published on its official Facebook page, the non-governmental medical committee stated that it registered 178 injuries, including eight with live bullets.

It added that three of those wounded with live bullets were in an "unstable condition."

Thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied on Saturday two months on since a military coup, calling for a transition to civilian rule.

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At least 48 people have died in crackdowns during weeks of protests, according to the independent Doctors Committee.

Internet connections which were cut at dawn on Saturday ahead of the protests also returned later in the evening, according to locals.

The army had initially shut down communications in the country after the coup on October 25, before returning it to somewhat normal around a month later.