KHARTOUM– Three bodies with bullet wounds were on Sunday, June 30 found in Sudan’s Omdurman city following the a massive protest dubbed a “Millions March”, bringing the total death toll to at least 10 across the country.
This was revealed by a leading Sudanese activists on Monday, July 1.
Nazim Sirraj, who is among those demanding a transition to civilian rule in Sudan said that the three were found next to a school in Omdurman, the twin city of the capital Khartoum.
Another opposition leader, Ahmed Rabie, also confirmed the account. However, the identities of the deceased have not been identified yet.
Crowds of people gathered around the bodies, chanting “Just Fall, Just Fall”, a common slogan of the protest movement that has rocked Sudan since demonstrations first erupted against since-overthrown ruler Omar al-Bashir in December.
On Saturday, June 29, defiant protesters in Sudan said they were set to return to the streets on Sunday, June 30 in a protest dubbed a “Millions March”.
The protesters were demanding power be handed over to a civilian-led government.
They also demand justice for all lives lost at the hands of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) during a recent crackdown in the wake of the removal of then-President Omar al-Bashir’s from power.
The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) posted on Twitter calling on Sudanese nationals to take to the streets on Sunday.
“Let’s be loud on the streets again, and let’s make the demonstrations on June 30th a prominent new page in the last chapter of the falling regime and its rigged council’s drama”, read the tweet.
This rally was to be the first mass demonstration since the assault on protesters at a sit-in at the military headquarters in Khartoum almost a month ago.
Months of protests and the sit-in came to a deadly head on June 3, as Sudanese security forces violently dispersed the crowds outside the military headquarters in the capital.
According to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD), more than 100 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded. However the Health Ministry cited a much lower death toll of 61.
The date of the “millions march” protest coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Coup led by al-Bashir, who was himself overthrown in a military coup in April, 2019.
Protesters continue to reveal that they want the military leaders to fall from power as al-Bashir did.