September 28, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Fresh protests have renewed in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum by hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday to express outrage at security authorities for the excessive use violence in the face of protests that broke out this week against rising prices and the government ’s economic policies.
- Sudanese men chant slogans as they carry the body of Salah Sanhory, 26, who was killed on Friday Sept. 27, 2013 by security forces, during his funeral in Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
The funeral of a pharmacist by the name of Salah Sanhoori who was killed by a bullet to his chest on Thursday night turned into a demonstration that called for the ousting of the regime and freedom and pledged to walk on the path of the deceased.
Police and security forces surrounded the funeral procession and people who poured into the 60th street in Khartoum and afterwards fired at mourners injuring one of al-Sanhoori’s siblings who was evacuated to the prestigious Royal Care hospital.
Activists on the social media site "Facebook" also mourned the death of artist Musab Al- Mustafa who died of bullet wounds he suffered last Wednesday.
Another funeral took place north Khartoum suburb of Shambat for Montasir who was shot to death last Friday that also the chanting of ant government slogans.
Protesters came out in the Khartoum suburbs of Burri, Central Market and Soba to protest the economic conditions. Protests also continued in the Umbada suburb in Omdurman during which a military helicopter flew at low altitude.
Life in the Sudanese capital came to a standstill with shops closed and heavy security presence in the streets and particularly anti-riot police that wandered the streets.
The Sudanese interior ministry announced today that they recorded 33 deaths in the protests but suggested that the number will rise in the coming days as more information flows. Opposition and activists put the death toll at more than a 100.
The ministry reiterated its accusations that members of the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) were behind the killings and sabotage incidents.
Yesterday the ministry said that they arrested 600 in connection with the riots who will eventually stand trial.