The United States has imposed sanctions on Sudan’s Central Reserve Police, accusing it being at the forefront of the “violent response” of Sudanese security forces to peaceful protests in Khartoum. Al Jazeera reports that, pointing to a single day in January, it accused the group of firing live ammunition and, along with anti-riot police and regular police, chasing protesters trying to flee, arresting and beating some, and fatally shooting two and injuring others. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a separate statement called for an immediate end to violence against peaceful protesters.