July 4, 2022
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the arrest of the Sudanese prime minister; Activists condemn the military coup | Globalism

Prime Minister SudanAnd Abdallah HamdokHe was arrested by an unidentified military group that surrounded his house in the capital, Khartoum, on Monday morning (25). Where he was taken has not been told. Four other ministers and a member of the Sovereignty Council, which controls the government, were arrested.

Leaders of the pro-democracy movement spoke of a coup and called on the population to take to the streets. Protesters set tires on fire in parts of Khartoum by demonstrators carrying the Sudanese flag. Military and paramilitary forces accompany the protests.

Al Arabiya TV reported that several people were injured in clashes between demonstrators and soldiers near a military barracks in the capital.

Protesters set tires and barricades on fire in a street in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, on October 25, 2021 – Photo: Sudan Monitoring Network / Reuters

According to Al Arabiya, Khartoum airport was closed and international flights suspended. The internet was cut off in the Sudanese capital.

The Ministry of Information said that soldiers raided the headquarters of a television station in the city of Omdurman, in the capital Khartoum region, and arrested the station’s employees.

The Sudan Professionals Alliance, which leads the coalition of activists in the uprising against Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan between 1989 and 2019, called for a general strike and civil disobedience over what it described as a “military coup”.

“We call on the masses to take to the streets, occupy them, close all roads with roadblocks, conduct a general strike, not cooperate with the putschists, and use civil disobedience to confront them,” the group said in a statement on social media. .

The United Nations representative, Volker Perthes, said that the organization is “deeply concerned about reports of an ongoing coup in Sudan.”

Protesters surround a fire in a street in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, on October 25, 2021 – Photo: Sudan Monitoring Network / Reuters

Sudan is currently living with a government composed of civilians and military, political tension with polarization. A group of protesters defends the civilian government and wants the military to leave power. Another asks a military government to get the country out of the crisis.

Sudanese officials and international leaders warn of the scale of tension in the country, which has already been shaken by the failed coup attempt on September 21.

A demonstrator displays the Sudanese flag near a burning tire barrier during a protest in the capital, Khartoum, on October 21, 2021 – Photo: Mohamed Noureddin Abdullah/Reuters

Demonstrators demonstrate against the army in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on October 21, 2021 – Photo: Mohamed Noureddine Abdullah / Reuters