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Street protests after Sudan coup - at least seven dead

Street protests after Sudan coup – at least seven dead

On Monday, a number of people took to the streets of the capital to protest against the military coup that took place.

Early in the morning, it was at the request of the Sudanese Professionals Association, the most prominent group in the democratic movement, and later at the request of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office.

During the demonstrations, sharp munitions were fired at activists who waved flags and burned tires to make an impact. The protesters were also said to have attempted to block roads with bricks.

At least seven dead and 140 wounded

according to BBC News People protested late at night. At least seven people were killed and about 140 injured.

The protests began after the military imprisoned Abdallah Hamdok, his wife, government ministers and civilian members of the ruling council.

The military coup is something that shook the whole world and leaders from different countries reacted strongly to the event. According to BBC News, the United States has joined forces with the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United Nations and the African Union to search for political leaders who have relocated to unknown places in Sudan.

According to sources told AFP, the UN Security Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss developments.

Airports are closed

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not aware of any Swedes affected by the unrest. On-site Swedes are encouraged to follow developments and stay informed.

International flights should be canceled and the city’s airports closed completely. According to BBC News, phone and internet lines must be cut.