Sudan Students Rally After 5 Protestors Shot, Killed by Armed Forces

Thousands of students have rallied in Sudan, condemning security forces’ use of live ammunition to disperse protestors.

At least five people died Monday after they were shot by Sudanese Armed Forces in the city of Obeid.

Four of them were students.

And all were part of a protest demanding the military transition to civilian rule after it overthrew Sudan’s president in back in April.

Tuesday students dressed in school uniforms and took to the streets of Khartoum, denouncing the military’s use of deadly force Monday.

The Sudanese Professionals Association had called for the marches on Tuesday. The group has been part of months of protests leading up to the military’s overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April.