Sudan medics committee call for more doctors to help treat injured protesters
Sudan's Central Doctors Committee (SCDC) have called for medical professionals across the country to join the effort to treat injured protesters after Sudanese security forces violently cracked down on mass pro-democracy rallies on Sunday.
Hundreds of thousands of people nationwide marched against the 25 October military takeover in "roaring, massive and majestic protests" on Sunday, the SCDC said.
Protesters suffered injuries after being hit with rubber bullets, stun grenades, tear gas canisters, batons and stones, the SCDC said.
The committee said it anticipated "more violence" leading them to "prepare for the worst".
"We call for medical personnel... to come to health institutions to contribute to treating injuries, and to network with field committees and hospital emergencies," the committee said in a public tweet.
لجنة أطباء السودان المركزية— لجنة أطباء السودان المركزية-CCSD (@SD_DOCTORS) December 19, 2021
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"Many violations were committed by the coup authority, which only increases the determination of our people until it is completely overthrown," they said in another tweet.
Following Sunday's protests, the civilian death toll from the protests is now 47, the SCDC said.
The Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) - a civilian bloc that led anti-Bashir protests in 2019 - have urged Sudanese citizens to continue to reject military power, calling for more demonstrations to take place on 25 December.
Sunday marked three years since the start of the mass demonstrations that led to the ousting of former dictator Omar al-Bashir.