Sudan Protests & Excessive State Violence

In recent weeks large protests have broken out across the Sudanese capital Khartoum, with at least 210 activists killed in clashes with security forces last week. The protests are said to be sparked by the removal of fuel subsidies in a nation already crippled by extreme poverty, but Sudanese activists say the people are ‘fed up’ with the Government of President Omar al-Bashir.

On Saturday I was sent the following footage clearly showing excessive violence being conducted by Sudanese security forces against unarmed civilians.

The events in the video occur in the Shambat area of Khartoum, the images at the bottom of this post of an injured woman are from a separate incident which occurred within a state security ‘house’, also in Khartoum. Both events occurred on October 4, 2013.

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