Sudan Boils As Demonstrators Demand The Resignation Of Omar al-Bashir.


Khartoum: Security forces have clashed with thousands of agitators in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, as anti-government demonstrations take place across the country.

Riot police have been using tear gas to disperse the large rallies.

The umbrella body of doctors, engineers and teachers that convenged the protests say they have been held in at least 50 places around Sudan.

The protest began last month over the economy, but is now focused on removing President Omar al-Bashir from office.

According to a Journalist Zeinab Mohammed Salih told the BBC that "Thursday was the biggest day of protests in living memory." 

'Why Sudan is shooting medics'
Since the protests began, officials say that 26 people have so far died, but rights groups say more than 40 have been killed.

Doctors have increasingly been targeted by security forces because of their high social standing as well as the active role some have taken in organising the protests.

Last week, state forces shot a 16-year-old boy and a doctor taking part in protests in the Burri district of the capital.

The doctor who died, Dr Babiker Abdulhemeed, had "over 14 live bullets in his body", a member of the Sudan Doctors Syndicate told the BBC.

Some foreign journalists have been prevented from reporting events in the country.

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