10.04.19 / High / Sudan – Protests Continue
10.04.19 Sudan Protests Continue
As of 9 April 2019, approximately 3,000 people are continuing to hold an anti-government sit-in outside Khartoum’s Defense Ministry and presidential residence for the fourth consecutive day. Preliminary reports indicate that Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service fired shots into the air and attempted to use pickup trucks to break into the sit-in area. There are also reports that military troops intervened to protect the protesters for a second day in the row. The demonstrations outside Khartoum’s government buildings have been ongoing since 6 April. According to the interior minister, at least seven people have been killed, while 15 civilians and 42 security personnel have been injured, and almost 2,500 protesters have been arrested since the demonstrations began on 6 April.