2019-06-06 15:12:39

"Massacre" in Sudan: Protesters Continue Call for Civilian Rule After Military Kills 100+ at Sit-in

The death toll in Sudan has risen to more than 100 following a deadly military raid on a nonviolent sit-in in Khartoum Monday morning. According to doctors who have been taking part in the ongoing anti-government uprising, at least 40 bodies were dredged up from the Nile River in the aftermath of the carnage. Meanwhile, the state news agency reported Thursday that the death toll was no more than 46. On Wednesday, the Transitional Military Council said it had launched an investigation into the violence and offered to resume a dialogue on a transition to democracy, just a day after scrapping all agreements with an opposition alliance. But the opposition has rejected the military’s calls to negotiate, citing ongoing violence against civilians. Demonstrators from a range of civil society groups are continuing to demand a civilian transitional government following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April, after a months-long popular uprising, and the military’s subsequent government takeover. Democracy Now! speaks with Marine Alneel, a Sudanese activist recently back from Khartoum. She was at the sit-in just days before it was raided.

Democracy Now! Marine Alneel President Omar al-Bashir Sudan

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