Sudanese armed forces arrested a number of officials and politicians at dawn on Monday, while Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok was placed under house arrest, after an unknown military force surrounded his house early in the day, according to news reports.
Reuters reported that the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces are deployed in the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and restrict the movement of civilians, while protesters carrying the country’s flag are out and burning tires in different parts of the city.
Online videos showed crowds of citizens taking to squares and streets in Khartoum; The smoke rose heavily as protesters set tires on fire to cut off the main roads, and prevent the security forces from dispersing the crowds.
The demonstrators chanted slogans such as “With soul and blood… we will redeem you, Sudan”… and “Burhan will not rule us”, in reference to the head of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.
Source: News Agencies