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Arrests and cuts to the Internet.” What is happening in Sudan?

At first, Al-Hadath TV reported, quoting unnamed sources from inside Sudan, that Sudanese forces had arrested 4 ministers and a civilian member of the Sovereignty Council. Immediately, sources from the family of the Prime Minister’s media advisor stated that a military force stormed the chancellor’s house and arrested him.

The Reuters news agency later reported that Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok was placed under house arrest, and immediately the Sudanese Professionals Association issued a statement calling on the people to go out to the street to resist any military coup.

In a rapid escalation of events, Al-Hadath TV reported that a military force had surrounded the home of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. A local media in Sudan announced that internet services appeared to have been cut off in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

On the other hand, protesters burning tires and carrying Sudanese flags streamed into the streets in the Sudanese capital, then immediately the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces moved and restricted the movement of civilians in the capital.

Khartoum Airport was closed and international flights were suspended today, Monday, in light of reports of a military coup, and there was no announcement from the Sudanese government regarding the airport’s status.

The Sudanese Ministry of Information announced that Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok asked the Sudanese to adhere to peace and occupy the streets to defend their revolution.

The latest development that took place was the transfer of the Sudanese Ministry of Information through its Facebook page today, Monday, that the Sudanese Prime Minister was taken to an unknown location after refusing to state support of the “coup.”

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