In Sudan, the military says it has placed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest in an undisclosed location and detained most of his Cabinet members, in what the Information Ministry is calling a coup. Sudan’s military ruler has declared a national state of emergency and said he had dissolved a joint military-civilian governing council meant to transition Sudan to civilian rule. He said a new government would lead Sudan until elections in July 2023. This comes after a failed coup attempt last month and two years after a popular uprising and military takeover ousted longtime President Omar al-Bashir. The internet went down across most of Sudan as a reported tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets, blocking roads in Khartoum and facing gunfire near Sudan’s military’s headquarters.
Protester: “An urgent call to all Sudanese civilians who want to protect their revolution: What the military is doing is a betrayal to all civilians on all fronts. It is the duty of all civilians to move and to block all the roads outside to prevent any military force to move. Right now all of us must unite to show the truth. It’s to be or not to be. And we will.”