At least 35 people are now known to have died as a result of attacks by paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and security forces on the sit-in in front of the army command in Khartoum and protestors in Omdurman on Monday, according the Sudan Doctors Central Committee.
The leaders of protests that forced Bashir from power after three decades of authoritarian rule in April have demanded preparations for elections during a transitional period led by a civilian administration. Yet as their passionate calls for a quick democratic transition continue growing louder, the Sudanese "Deep State" is hanging on to its power while rejecting calls to allow the political arena in Khartoum to become civilian-led.
Sudan's military on Tuesday cancelled a power-transfer agreement with protesters and called for elections within nine months, a day after more than 35 demonstrators were killed in what they called a "bloody massacre".
Representatives of the protesters had been in talks with the military over who will take control following the ousting of long-time President Omar al-Bashir. They urged nighttime marches across the country.
TMC head Abdel Fattah Al Burhan made a speech in the early hours of Tuesday morning, asserting that opposition activists were trying to exclude other political and military forces and trying to "clone another totalitarian regime", the Sudan Tribune reported. "Those are criminals who should have been treated like al-Bashir", he said.
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Sudan's public prosecutor on Monday ordered an investigation into the violence, state news agency SUNA said.
"The Transitional Military Council regrets the way the situation unfolded, reaffirming its full commitment to the. safety of the citizens and renews its call for negotiations as soon as possible", the council later said in a statement.
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'Gaining legitimacy and a mandate does not come but through the ballot box, ' Burhan said, adding that a government would be formed immediately to run the country until elections are held.
Witnesses said a sit-in next to the Defence Ministry, the focal point of anti-government protests that started in December, had been cleared.
"What is clear to us is that there was use of excessive force by the security forces on civilians", United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. It said people being chased by the troops fled into the sit-in site, leading to the shooting deaths and injuries.
Cut off from the center of Khartoum, protesters could be seen building barricades in the suburbs, according to the Associated Press.
Heavy clashes erupted in the afternoon as security forces put down smaller protests in neighborhoods around the city.
Videos posted to social media show protesters being whipped and beaten by men in uniform. Organizers said at least two people were killed: a 14-year-old boy shot to death at a protest and a woman who was hit by a stray bullet in her home as security forces opened fire outside. The group said it was hard to count deaths in areas outside the military complex in Khartoum. Medical personnel and wounded were trapped in clinics as troops overran the area.
Reports from witnesses and live television feeds showed scenes of bloodshed, and the doctors' group said hospitals had taken in hundreds of wounded people. "We appeal to all to go out now to the streets in peaceful demonstrations and processions to the squares".
Until now, negotiations over the transition had kept a tenuous level of peace. But tensions mounted in recent weeks as the talks yielded little progress.