Champlain Parkway Protests June 18
At least five Sudanese demonstrators were killed Thursday as security forces sought to quash mass rallies of protesters demanding an end to military rule, pro-democracy medics reported.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Five protesters were shot dead in Sudan on Thursday, medics said, as large crowds took to the streets despite heavy security and a communications blackout to rally against the military leadership that seized power eight months ago. In central Khartoum, security forces fired tear gas and water cannon as they tried to prevent swelling crowds from marching towards the presidential palace, witnesses said. They estimated the crowds in Khartoum and its twin cities of Omdurman and Bahri to be at least in the tens of thousands, and to be the largest this year.
Activists in Sudan have called for mass rallies Thursday to demand the reversal of an October military coup that prompted foreign governments to slash aid, deepening a chronic economic crisis.
- Idaho Statesman
More people showed up to protest a rally at the Idaho Capitol celebrating the overturning of Roe v. Wade than to attend it.
A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault as abortion protesters spent about 90 minutes inside the lobby of the South Carolina Statehouse during Tuesday’s special session on the state budget, authorities said.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A fight broke out in the crowd after counter-protesters show up, some who were armed. The resolution would ask police to de-prioritize enforcing abortion laws.
- Associated Press
Sudanese security forces shot and killed five people during anti-coup protests Thursday, a medical group said as thousands marched to denounce the country’s military rulers and demand an immediate transfer of power to civilians. The Sudan’s Doctors Committee said in a tweet that four people were fatally shot when police fired live ammunition at protesters in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. Videos showing thousands waving Sudanese flags and running under clouds of tear gas were posted on social media.
- Argus Leader
Sioux Falls Police arrest six during Wednesday night protest downtown, deploy 'mobile field force officers'
Six people were arrested Wednesday night during a protest that was originally peaceful but escalated, according to the Sioux Falls Police.