Sudan: Coup forces attack protesters with chemical weapons

Source: Yahoo! News

“Security forces in Sudan have fired tear gas at pro-democracy demonstrators in the latest mass protests against military rule following October’s coup. Thousands of people in several cities took to the streets chanting anti-coup slogans and calling for the downfall of Sudan’s ruling council. Tear gas was used to disperse crowds in the capital Khartoum and in Port Sudan. Tuesday’s protests come two days after the resignation of the civilian Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok. Mr Hamdok quit after a recent deal he made with the military to share power sparked outrage. Rallies calling for a return to full civilian rule have taken place across the country since the army seized power on 25 October. The military has often responded with force. At least 56 people have been killed during protests so far, according to the pro-democracy Sudan Central Doctors’ Committee, which says most were shot by security forces.” (01/04/22)