Sudan Police Reportedly Open Fire on Funeral Marchers

Man was killed during demonstrations against government


KHARTOUM, Sudan—Sudanese security forces in pickup trucks cornered hundreds of mourners marching after burying a slain protester and opened fire on them on Saturday, participants said, the latest reported violence in a week of demonstrations calling for the ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

Three female protesters said that they were surrounded by dozens of pickup trucks and security forces in a main street in the capital Khartoum and hit with tear gas and gunfire. It was not possible to independently verify their account, but Sudanese activists say the government's poorly trained security forces have routinely used live fire against protesters, often shooting at the head and torso.