Khartoum — Sudan’s protest movement on Tuesday called for fresh rallies and rejected the military rulers’ election plan after more than 35 people were killed in what demonstrators called a “bloody massacre” by security forces.

Protest leaders called on their supporters to take part in “total civil disobedience” to topple the governing military council after the deadly dispersal on Monday of a weeks-long sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum.

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