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Sudanese pay tribute to anti-coup protest deaths with 'day for martyrs'

Sudanese people held a 'day for martyrs' to commemorate those killed in the ongoing anti-coup protests on Friday. Many shouted slogans outside the homes of those killed. The death toll stands at 73 so far.

Sudanese anti-coup protesters held a "day for the martyrs" Friday, gathering outside the homes of some of those killed in a violent crackdown on demonstrations since an October military takeover.

In Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman, dozens headed towards the home of John Kual, a 37-year-old electrician from South Sudan, some shouting "power to the people".

Friends said Kual had regularly attended demonstrations until he was shot in the chest on Wednesday while protesting against the security forces' use of deadly violence.

Al-Tahami Khalifa, 60, who was among those at the procession that followed Friday Muslim prayers, called for an end to "an unjust and criminal regime".

Marches also headed to the homes of other bereaved families across the capital, activists said.

Civil society groups had called for a day of solidarity with the families of 73 protesters killed since General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan led a coup on October 25 that derailed the country's fragile transition to civilian rule.

Regular demonstrations against the military takeover have sometimes been attended by tens of thousands, and trade unions, political parties and community groups have called for new protests on Monday.

The New Arab
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