Clashes have erupted on the streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum between security forces and protesters.
At least five people were killed and dozens injured.
The protesters blamed the military for opening fire on them, but the army – which until now has avoided using live ammunition – blamed it on what they called “unidentified elements”
Protesters said soldiers were responsible, but the army blamed it on “unidentified elements”.
Sudan has been ruled by a transitional military council since last month’s toppling of President Omar al-Bashir.
It is unclear exactly what happened but activists have been talking about how they were targeted by a gunman.
“He shot a bullet at me, he was 20 metres away from me, at most,” Raed Mubarak told the Reuters news agency.
“He saw me, and he meant to shoot me. It was intentional. He did not even shoot at my leg or up in the air, he shot at my chest, at the left, intending to hit the heart. He meant to kill me.”