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Live Updates: Two People Shot Dead in Sudan Amid Nationwide Protests Against Military Takeover

The opposition in Sudan has called on citizens to hold a one-million-man protest against the military takeover on Saturday.
On Monday, the country's military detained Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and several other members of the government. Al-Burhan, who is also the head of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereign Council, declared a state of emergency in the country and the dissolution of the government. The next day, the prime minister and his wife were reported to have returned home.
In September 2021, the Sudanese authorities announced that they had thwarted an attempted military coup.
In April 2019, Sudan saw a military coup d'etat, sparked by protests amid a deep economic crisis and declining living standards. Al-Bashir, who had ruled for 30 years, was removed from power and later imprisoned.
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17:19 GMT 30.10.2021
Third Protester Killed by Security Forces in Omdurman, Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors Reportedly Says
16:45 GMT 30.10.2021
Police Deny Shooting Protesters, Say One Officer Injured
Sudan's police said on Saturday that law enforcement forces did not open fire on protesters in the city of Omdurman, near Khartoum.

Earlier in the day, the country's central medical committee said that the military fired live bullets and used tear gas against protesters, killing two of them.

"Some media report, citing inaccurate sources, said that two demonstrators were shot dead in Omdurman. Police confirm that there were groups among the demonstrators who disrupted the peaceful protest movement and attacked police officers, prompting the use of tear gas to disperse them. Police confirm they did not open fire," the police said in a statement.

One of police officers was injured in the demonstration, the statement added.
15:41 GMT 30.10.2021
Tear Gas Deployed and Gunfire Heard at Khartoum Anti-Coup Protest, Report Says
15:17 GMT 30.10.2021
About 100 Protesters Injured in Unrest, Doctors Say
As many as 100 protesters were injured during demonstrations held across Sudan after the military committee deployed force and tear gas, the country's central medical committee said on Saturday.
"As of now, 100 people are injured in demonstrations across the country," the committee said in a statement, adding there are cases suffocation and gunshot wounds among them.

Earlier in the day, hundreds of people took to the streets in the city of Omdurman near Khartoum following the recent developments in the country that saw several senior officials detained and the government dissolved. The medical committee reported two protesters dead in the demonstration after the Sudanese military committee deployed force.
14:11 GMT 30.10.2021
Twitter Flooded With Videos of March Against Military Takeover in Sudan
According to a Reuters witness, people brandished Sudanese flags and chanted "Military rule cannot be praised", and "This country is ours, and our government is civilian."
13:37 GMT 30.10.2021
Two Protesters Dead Near Khartoum as Military Committee Deploys Force, Medical Committee Says
KHARTOUM, October 30 (Sputnik) - Two protesters were killed during a demonstration held in the city of Omdurman near Khartoum as the Sudanese military committee's forces fired shots, the country's central medical committee said on Saturday.
"Two protesters died in Omdurman, a suburb of Khartoum, as a result of the firing by the military committee forces during the October 30 demonstration of millions against the decisions of the Sudanese army commander," the committee said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people took to the streets in Sudan's most populated city following the recent developments in the country that saw several senior officials detained and the government dissolved.
13:32 GMT 30.10.2021
Hundreds of Thousands March Against Military Coup in Khartoum, Reports Say
10:49 GMT 30.10.2021
Anti-Coup Protests Begin in Sudanese City of Omdurman, Witness Claims
09:39 GMT 30.10.2021
Sudanese wave their national flag as they gather at freedom square during the first anniversary of the start of the uprising that toppled long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan December 19, 2019.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 30.10.2021
Sudanese Military Chief Says Events in Country Should Not Be Seen as Military Coup
09:38 GMT 30.10.2021
Sudanese Military Blocking Bridges, Roads to Capital
The Sudanese military are blocking bridges in the province of Khartoum and guarding roads that lead to the capital, a Sputnik correspondent reports.

In the capital itself, there is almost no automobile or pedestrian traffic.

The phone service and internet are turned off, and the offices of all international media are blocked.
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