Sudan: internet services cut in Karthoum

Sudan: internet services cut in Karthoum

The Sudan National Telecommunications Corporation on Thursday cut internet services in the capital Khartoum, ahead of large protests to demand that the military play no role in government during the transition to free elections.

Thursday’s protest marks the 11th day of major demonstrations since an Oct. 25 coup, which saw Abdallah Hamdok removed and then reinstated as prime minister.

Last Saturday, protesters opposed to military rule reached near the presidential palace in the Sudanese capital, despite heavy tear gas and a communications blackout.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said more than 200 people were injured during Saturday’s protest, with six caused by live bullets.

The committee also reported 48 deaths in crackdowns against military rule since October.

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