Sudan Anti-Coup Protesters Barricade Roads in Khartoum: Report

Sudanese protesters have barricaded roads in the capital, Khartoum, as part of week-long demonstrations against a military coup, reports the BBC.

Three people were killed on Saturday when security forces fired shots and tear gas to disperse protesters in the nearby city of Omdurman, the BBC reported quoting medics as saying.

The interior ministry denied that live rounds had been fired.

The army seized power on Monday, detaining Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other civilian leaders.

On Sunday, The UN’s Sudan envoy, Volker Perthes, met Hamdok who, he said, was well but remained under house arrest

“We discussed options for mediation and the way forward for Sudan,” he said in a brief message posted on his twitter page.

“I will continue these efforts with other Sudanese sstakeholders ,”he added.

Coup leader Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan dissolved civilian rule on Monday.

Before the military takeover, Sudan was administered by a sovereign council of military and civilian officials, which oversaw the transition period until elections slated for 2023, as part of a precarious power-sharing pact between the military and the Forces for Freedom and Change coalition.


Featured Image Caption: Anti-coup protesters chant and clap as they march through Khartoum. [Photo BBC]