Death Toll Rises as China, Russia Block UN Action on Sudan

The number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest camp outside the Defence Ministry in central Khartoum has risen to 60. At the United Nations, China and Russia have blocked a bid at the Security Council to condemn the killing of civilians and to issue a pressing call from world powers for an immediate halt to the violence.

Soldiers on the streets of Khartoum, June 4, 2019.

Photo: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera continued carrying live coverage in Khartoum Monday despite its staff being banned from working in Sudan.

Inside the sit-in, journalists continued their protest for press freedom in Sudan.

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