Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, was moved to an undisclosed place after refusing to deliver a statement in support of the ongoing military coup, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Information.
Members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council and some transitional government ministers were arrested, according to the ministry’s Facebook page.
Earlier on Monday, the ministry reported that the joint military troops holding Hamdok under house arrest were pressuring him to deliver a supportive statement.
it cited Hamdok’s call for the Sudanese people to resist the coup attempt by peaceful means and “defend their revolution.”
According to Sudanese television, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, would make an “important remark” about current events soon.
the United States expressed its “grave concern” over reports of a military coup in Sudan.
Dozens of demonstrators set tires on fire as they gathered in the streets of the capital to protest the arrests.
According to media reports, Sudanese demonstrators broke through the barriers and invaded the street surrounding the military headquarters in the city, Khartoum.
Footage broadcast by the media showed soldiers standing as protesters walked past them and walked in the street.
The coup was condemned by the United Nations. The UN ambassador in the nation said the arrests were too harsh and urged all parties to resume talks immediately.
The Arab League said it was concerned about Sudan’s transition to civilian rule.