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15 people killed in Sudan’s protests of 17 November

November 17, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – 15 people were killed during the anti-coup protests in the Sudanese capital on Wednesday which is the bloodiest day since the military coup of last month.

The security forces which have been deployed in significant numbers used tear gas and live ammunition to disperse the demonstrators since the start of the protests.

According to the Central Committee for the Sudanese Doctors (CCSD), 12 protesters were killed in Khartoum North, two in Khartoum, and one in Omdurman.

The independent medical group further said there are more than 80 wounded, many of them are in a very critical situation.

The security forces who are almost from the Rapid Support Forces according to eyewitnesses also stormed some hospitals in Khartoum.

The CCSD said they are experiencing a severe shortage of medical personnel, especially in Khartoum North hospitals.

We have also a “severe shortage of blood, intravenous fluids, anesthetic, and other emergency medicine and trauma kits,” added the statement.

The group called for the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross to rescue the injured people.

Further, the statement urged the international community to press the military regime to stop attacks on peaceful civilians.

The Sudanese Professional Association (SPA) issued a statement condemning the excessive use of violence against peaceful demonstrators stressing that what occurred on Wednesday is a ” full-fledged massacre”.

“Today’s massacre is nothing but a confirmation of the integrity of the slogans of the resistance and the three no’s, no negotiation, no partnership, no bargaining,” stressed the SPA.

The group further called to continue the peaceful escalation until the collapse of the junta.

(ST)