58 police officers were injured during anti-coup protests in Sudan on Saturday, authorities said on Sunday.
Despite heavy deployment by the security forces who had blocked bridges connecting the capital Khartoum to suburbs, thousands of protesters opposed to military rule took to the streets on Saturday. Phone lines and limited internet service were cut prior to the protests.
Sudan has been rocked by protests since a military takeover from a transitional government on October 25 that placed civilian leader Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under effective house arrest for weeks.
He was reinstated last month under a deal promising elections for July 2023 but the protests have continued with demonstrators calling for a transition to civilian rule.
In a statement, the Khartoum security committee also said that 114 people had been detained by security forces and will be arraigned in court.
ASt least 48 people have died in crackdowns during the protests while as many as 178 others have been injured, said the independent Doctors’ Committee.