Seven killed, 140 hurt in protests against Sudan military coup

Seven killed, 140 hurt in protests against Sudan military coup

Sudan's military seized power from a transitional government on Monday and a health ministry official said seven people were killed by gunfire and 140 injured in clashes between soldiers and street protesters, Trend reports citing Reuters.

The leader of the takeover, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, dissolved the military-civilian Sovereign Council that had been established to guide the country to democracy following the overthrow of long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir in a popular uprising two years ago.

Burhan announced a state of emergency, saying the armed forces needed to protect safety and security. He promised to hold elections in July 2023 and hand over to an elected civilian government then.

"What the country is going through now is a real threat and danger to the dreams of the youth and the hopes of the nation," he said.

The Sudan information ministry, which is still loyal to ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, said on its Facebook page that the transitional constitution gives only the prime minister the right to declare a state of emergency and that the military's actions are a crime. Hamdok is still the legitimate transitional authority, it said.

The U.N. Security Council was likely to discuss Sudan behind closed doors on Tuesday, diplomats said.

White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said: "We reject the actions by the military and call for the immediate release of the prime minister and others who have been placed under house arrest."

Youths opposed to the coup barricaded streets and clashed with troops. The main opposition coalition, Forces of Freedom and Change, which pushed for Bashir's removal and negotiated the military-civilian council, said on Twitter it was calling for peaceful actions in the streets to overthrow the military takeover, including demonstrations, the blocking of streets and civil disobedience.

Hamdok, an economist and former senior U.N. official, was detained and taken to an undisclosed location after refusing to issue a statement in support of the takeover, the information ministry said.

The ministry urged resistance and said tens of thousands of people opposed to the takeover had taken to the streets and had faced gunfire near the military headquarters in Khartoum. Central bank employees announced a strike to reject the coup, the ministry said.

Troops had arrested civilian members of the Sovereign Council and government figures, the ministry said. Also detained was the news director of state TV, his family said.

The U.S. State Department said Washington had nothing to share on Hamdok's whereabouts and condition. A department spokesman said it was pausing $700 million in economic support for Sudan.

In Khartoum's twin city Omdurman, protesters barricaded streets and chanted in support of civilian rule.

"Burhan cannot deceive us. This is a military coup," said a young man who gave his name as Saleh.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan to attract small, medium businesses to joint projects
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan to attract small, medium businesses to joint projects
Turkmen company exports paper products to Uzbekistan, Turkey
Turkmen company exports paper products to Uzbekistan, Turkey
Turkmen ministry prolongs tender for supply of metal blanks
Turkmen ministry prolongs tender for supply of metal blanks
Loading Bars
Latest
Poland plans to cover all gas demand by supplies other than from Eastern direction in 2022 – ministry (Exclusive)
SpaceX delivers 50 satellites into orbit
724 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kazakhstan
U.S. to restart Trump-era border program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico
Coronavirus cases in South Africa nearly triple in three days
Apple reveals 2021 App Store Award winners
Ronaldo passes 800-goal mark with double in win over Arsenal
Germany to introduce stricter COVID-19 restrictions for unvaccinated people
France, in letter to Boris Johnson, rejects idea of joint border patrol in Channel
Turkey's foreign trade turnover grows in October 2021
Egyptian Foreign Ministry expresses condolences to Azerbaijan in connection with the victims of the helicopter crash (PHOTO)
Kazakhstan ratifies agreements on military-technical assistance with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
European Peace Facility allocates €12.75 mln to Georgian Defence Forces
Turkey won't prioritize high interest rates: New Finance Minister
Iran intends to actively participate in negotiations in Vienna
Armenia did not provide Azerbaijan with all maps of minefields - FM
Azerbaijan to increase its transit potential within One Belt - One Road project - expert
Azerbaijan considers it acceptable to continue OPEC+ plan to increase oil production volume
Armenia does not fulfill all obligations within trilateral statement - Azerbaijani FM
Karabakh conflict, which lasted for almost 30 years, is over – Azerbaijani FM
President Ilham Aliyev receives President of US-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan proposed measures for post-war co-op to OSCE and still awaiting response – FM
Meeting of leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia, Armenia in Sochi is huge step forward – FM
Azerbaijani FM meets with US Secretary of State (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan may increase funding for science and education sectors
Azerbaijani, Estonian FMs meet within 28th OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm
President Ilham Aliyev receives world-renowned scientist Aziz Sancar (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijani investment company discloses projected net profit for 2021
Uzbekstan to acquire additional shares in IBRD and IFC
US Secretary of State welcomes resumption of direct dialogue between gov'ts of Azerbaijan, Armenia
Azerbaijan's Azerpost revises tariffs for some financial services
Price indexes of financial, industrial sectors at Uzbek stock exchange fall
Chinese corporation begins construction of new cement plant in Uzbekistan
Azerbaijan can build modern society through digital transformation – minister
Digital transformation in Azerbaijan is tool for improving society - minister
Uzbek Central Bank notes growth in volume of loans issued to individuals
Strategic partnership of Azerbaijan, Israel isn't only in diplomatic relations – ambassador
Russia imposes two-week quarantine for arrivals from South Africa
No desired result following talks with Armenia for 30 years – Azerbaijani MFA
Azerbaijan's Azerpost launches new project
Azerbaijan discloses oil exports to Tunisia over 10M2021
Turkey reveals data on vehicle shipments between its Tuzla, Italy's Trieste ports for 10M2021
Number of historical, cultural monuments recently discovered on Azerbaijan’s liberated lands revealed
Turkey discloses number of military vehicles transshipped via local ports for 10M2021
Azerbaijan discloses area of liberated territories de-mined by its military engineering-fortification units
Russia’s Gazprombank discloses factors determining economic recovery in Azerbaijan for 9M2021
Nar introduced renewed store in Gakh (PHOTO)
Opening of Azerbaijan’s trade mission in Israel is main achievement in ties - ambassador
OPEC+ monitoring committee makes no recommendation for January production level
Israel-UAE diamond dealing thwarted by banking regulations
Israel always supported territorial integrity of Azerbaijan – ambassador
OPEC+ monitoring committee starts discussing January plan
Swiggy valued at $10.5 billion in $700-million Invesco-led round
Israel highly values ​​strategic partnership with Azerbaijan – ambassador
Head of Turkic States Organization talks historic value of recent summit in Istanbul
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan discloses plans to reduce losses in energy transmission, distribution systems
FMs of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria hold meeting within OSCE Ministerial Council (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan confirms 1,772 more COVID-19 cases, 2,103 recoveries
EU fines HSBC, Credit Suisse, others over 'Sterling Lads' forex cartel
Azerbaijan reveals expected foreign investment inflow into renewable energy sector
Georgia ready to become platform for trilateral dialogue with Azerbaijan, Armenia - FM
Sustainability of energy supply that depends on only one energy source - unrealistic – minister
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble and Pál István Band and People's Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan, pianist Murad Huseynov Charity concert and fair
Russia detects 33,389 daily COVID-19 cases, crisis center says
Azerbaijan, Pakistan sign protocol of seventh meeting of joint intergovernmental commission (PHOTO)
Azerbaijani defense ministry reveals number of found, neutralized mines in Tartar-Goranboy direction (PHOTO)
Netherlands calls for progress on demarcation, delimitation of Azerbaijan-Armenia border
Azerbaijan considers reconstruction of liberated territories as opportunity to speed up transition to climate resilient pathways – minister
Iran aims to create more job spots in agricultural sector
Head of Azerbaijan’s Civil Service gives adequate response to provocative statements of Armenia during UNESCO meeting (PHOTO)
Volume of industrial production in Uzbekistan increases
Canada concerned about recent clashes on Azerbaijani-Armenian border - FM
Armenia deliberately destroyed Azerbaijani cultural monuments - French photojournalist
ICESCO regional office to open in Azerbaijan
US calls on Azerbaijan, Armenia to resolve issue of delimitation and demarcation of borders - Secretary of State
Uzbek Central Bank names leading regions of Uzbekistan in terms of volume of loans issued
EU supports measures to establish long-term peace in South Caucasus - EU High Representative
Energy efficiency needs to be tackled by all stakeholders – Azerbaijan’s deputy energy minister
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for December 2
Bakcell subscribers now have the opportunity to renew "Asan Imza" via SMS
Unprecedented opportunities for peace available in South Caucasus - Turkish FM
Iran increases import of wheat
Azerbaijani Air Force Bayraktar drones make training flights (VIDEO)
US, UK’s ambassadors visit Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, CAREC to create Green Energy Alliance concept
Crucial to correctly and fully inform public about major investigation processes – aide to Azerbaijani President
Volume of loaded/unloaded cargo in Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port declines
OSCE fully supports possible development of ties among South Caucasus countries - Chairperson-in-Office
Azerbaijan's monetary base increases for 11M2021
Azerbaijan raised mine threat issue before int'l community – president’s assistant
It is necessary to minimize references to Armenian media – assistant to Azerbaijani President
Situation on Azerbaijani-Armenian border is stable - Azerbaijani president's aide
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price dips
Turkey discloses number of docking ships at Aliaga port for 10M2021
Sustainable peace is required to build culture – Azerbaijani minister
Azerbaijani people always call for peace - assistant to President
Azerbaijan Banks Association, VISA talk strategic plans
Azerbaijan shares data on mine accidents for Nov. 2021
British Council and the ADA University are bringing together entrepreneurs and students for a #mycreativespark forum (PHOTO)
All news