Four people have been killed in Sudan as forces loyal to the country’s military rulers tried to quell an opposition-backed civil disobedience campaign.
Security forces killed two people in clashes in the capital, Khartoum, where protesters erected roadblocks, and another two in the neighboring city of Omdurman, the opposition-linked Central Committee for Sudanese Doctors said Sunday.
The killings increased the death toll since a crackdown on an opposition sit-in on June 3 to 118, the organization added.
The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), one of the leading opposition groups, has called on people to join the civil disobedience campaign until the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) transfers power to a civilian government.
In Khartoum’s northern Bahari district, protesters used tree trunks and rocks to build roadblocks as riot police fired into the air and used tear gas to disperse the crowd, according to a witness.