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Military Police Open Fire on Protesters in Sudan's Capital - Correspondent

© REUTERS / Mohamed Nureldin AbdallahSudanese Protesters Burn Tyres in Khartoum
Sudanese Protesters Burn Tyres in Khartoum - Sputnik International
The situation in the country remains tense after in April the Sudanese military arrested President Omar Bashir and dozens of high-ranking officials, establishing a transitional military council.

According to a Sputnik correspondent in the Sudanese capital, military police have opened fire at protesters in the capital city of Khartoum. The incident occurred near the Headquarters of the Armed Forces, where the officers attempted to dismantle barricades made by protestors and, after a few clashes with them, started shooting.

Hundreds of protesters have reportedly taken refuge in a Mosque near the Blue Nile Bridge.

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At the moment, there is no official information about the casualties.

​The protest leaders earlier announced a sit-in near the military's headquarters, urging the Transitional Military Council to give power to the civilian government.

The mass demonstrations against the government have continued since the army deposed President Omar Bashir, who had been in power for 30 years.

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The opposition "Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change" and the military council has held several rounds of negotiations about the transfer of power, however, according to opposition spokesman Satia Alhaj, the talks stopped a week ago, as the sides could not reach an agreement. He also said that the movement is planning to establish a parliamentary republic with expanded powers of the government and parliament for a transitional period.

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