URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Please pray for our friends in Sudan
A coup is underway where the military has dissolved civilian rule, arrested political leaders, and declared a state of emergency.
Released Wed. October 27, 2021, 10:53 AM - From Yahoo News
The coup leader, Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan, blamed political infighting. Protests have erupted in several cities including the capital Khartoum. Three people are said to have died after being shot by the armed forces.
Military and civilian leaders have been at odds since long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown two years ago.
Large numbers of protesters are on the streets of the capital demanding the return of civilian rule, BBC Arabic's Mohamed Osman reports from Khartoum.
More protesters are expected to join the crowds after calls for action by political parties and professional unions, our correspondent says. Doctors have refused to work at hospitals and institutions under military rule, except in emergencies, he adds.
One demonstrator, Sawsan Bashir, told AFP news agency: "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back."
"We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan," fellow protester Haitham Mohamed said.
Army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across Khartoum, the city's airport is closed and international flights are suspended. The internet is also down.
At least three people have been killed and 80 have been injured, the Sudan Central Doctor's Committee wrote on its Facebook page. Those who died had been shot by soldiers, it said.
Protesters in Khartoum were chanting "no to military rule"