Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla HamdockAccording to the Al Hadat TV channel, an unidentified group surrounded his residence in the country’s capital, Khartoum, and placed him under house arrest. Four other ministers and a member of the Sovereign Council, which controls the government, were arrested.
Leaders of the pro-democracy movement spoke of a coup and called on the people to take to the streets. Protesters carrying Sudanese flags burned tires in some parts of Khartoum. Military and paramilitary groups are accompanying the protest.
Protesters set fire to a tire and set up a barricade in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on October 25, 2021 – Photo: RASD Sudan Network / Reuters
According to the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV channel in the United Arab Emirates, the airport in Khartoum has been closed and international flights have been suspended. The Internet in the Sudanese capital has been cut off.
The Ministry of Information said that military personnel raided the headquarters of a television station in the town of Omdurman in the metropolitan area of Khartoum and arrested the station staff.
A group of leading activists in the uprising against Omar al – Bashir, who ruled Sudan between 1989 and 2019, has called for a general strike and a crackdown on what the Sudan Professionals Association (SPA) calls a “military coup.”
“We call on the masses to take to the streets and take possession of them, to block all roads with barricades, to hold a general strike and not to cooperate with the coup, and to use civil disobedience to confront them,” the group said in a statement on social networks.
Protesters set fire to a street in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on October 25, 2021 – Photo: RASD Sudan Network / Reuters
Sudan is experiencing political tensions with polarization, as it currently has a government made up of civilians and the military. A group of protesters defended the civilian government and demanded that the army relinquish power. Another is asking a military regime to help the country recover from the crisis.
Sudanese officials and international leaders warn of tensions in the country – the September 21 coup attempt failed.
Protesters display Sudanese flag near a burning tire barricade during a protest in the capital, Khartoum, on October 21, 2121. Photo: Mohammed Nureldin Abdalla / Reuters
Protesters protest against the military in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on October 21, 2021 – Photo: Mohammed Nureldin Abdullah / Reuters
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