Anti-Coup Protests Continue in Sudan
As thousands of people flooded into the streets, Sudan's state petroleum company (Sudapet) to join a nationwide civil disobedience movement.
The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), announced on Wednesday that the workers at Sudan's state petroleum company (Sudapet) will join a nationwide civil disobedience movement declared by trade unions to protest the ongoing military coup.
Meanwhile, thousands of Sudanese flooded into the streets in Khartoum and other cities.
Internet services have been blocked. Shops around the capital were closed following demands for a campaign of civil disobedience, with the SPA calling for "million-strong protests" on October 30.
Khartoum airport, which has been closed to flights, is set to reopen on Wednesday afternoon, according to the civil aviation authority.
Activists reported that Ismail al-Taj, a leader of the Sudanese Professionals Association, and Sediq al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, a leader in Sudan’s largest political party, were arrested.
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Sudan's dismissed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been returned to his home a day after a military coup.
"The prime minister has been accompanied back to his own home in Kafouri district and security measures have been put in place around the perimeter of his home," the source, who requested anonymity, told AFP.
On Monday, the leader of the Sudanese armed forces General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan declared a state of emergency, announced the dissolution of the Sovereign Council and the government, and called for elections in July 2023.
Unidentified military forces arrested Hamdok and several ministers and members of the Sovereign Council.