The Sudanese Central Committee of Doctors announced the deaths of five people during demonstrations in Khartoum and other cities on Saturday, during which protesters raised slogans against President Omar al-Bashir's rule.
In a statement, an informal gathering, the Committee expressed its regret at the frequency of "the sad news of the deaths of five martyrs in our continuing procession, but we are confident that they will only increase us in the sit-in and strike until the regime is overthrown."
For its part, Sudanese police announced the death of one person during what it described as "riots in Omdurman The police spokesman said that the "riots" erupted on al-Arbaeen Street in the city of Omdurman, adding that a number of casualties fell among the citizens and police, as reported by Russia today.
Thousands of Sudanese demonstrated on Saturday in separate marches towards the headquarters of the Sudanese army's general headquarters in Khartoum. They waved the Sudanese flag and chanted slogans calling for "freedom, peace and justice".
Sudanese riot police fired tear gas at protesters against Bashir's rule in front of a compound in Khartoum that houses the army's headquarters and the president's residence. According to eyewitnesses.