Five dead in protests against the president of Sudan

Five dead in protests against the president of Sudan

Cairo – At least five protesters were killed by Sudanese security forces in the past 24 hours, organizers of protests against the government said on Sunday.

On Saturday there were the largest congregations in more than three months of protests calling for the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.

Four people were killed in the capital, Khartoum, when security forces tried to disperse the crowd approaching Army headquarters, Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, spokeswoman for the Association of Sudanese Professionals, told The Associated Press.

Another protester died in the neighboring city of Omdurman , the spokeswoman added.

The spokesman of the police, General Hashim Abdel-Rahim, had said that a Person died “during disturbances in Omdurman”, according to statements quoted by the state news agency SUNA.

At least 60 people have died since the protests began, according to international human rights groups.