Sudan army rulers order protesters to remove blockades

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Apr 23, 2019-

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s army rulers on Monday demanded protesters remove blockades on roads leading to the military headquarters where thousands of demonstrators have camped for days calling on them to step down. The order came a day after protest leaders suspended talks with the ruling military council about transferring power to a civilian administration — the key demand of demonstrators. Protesters have massed outside the army complex since April 6, putting up barricades on roads leading to the area as well as checkpoints to frisk people coming to the rally. “The roads have to be opened immediately to facilitate the movement of trains, and all means of transport in the capital and other states so as to help movement of essential items,” the military council said in a statement. On Sunday Sudan’s new military ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan voiced dissatisfaction with protesters setting up checkpoints and searching those who come to the sit-in. “It can’t continue like this because security is the responsibility of the state,” Burhan said.

Published: 23-04-2019 11:04

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