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Mass protest across country after army seized power in Sudan

International desk
Sudan coup: Mass protest across the country after the army seized power. Protests against the coup are taking place on highways across Sudan, including the capital Khartoum

Protests have been taking place on highways across the country, including in the capital, Khartoum, since the army took power. Protesters have set up roadblocks with slogans and flags.

On Monday, coup leader General Abdel Fattah Burhan overthrew the civilian government, arrested political leaders, and declared a state of emergency.

Troops opened fire on the crowd, killing at least 10 people.

The coup has been condemned by various countries around the world. Diplomats told the AFP news agency that the crisis was set to be discussed at the UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday.

General Abdel Fattah Burhan argued that the coup was due to political infighting. Army members are reportedly raiding homes in Khartoum and arresting local protesters.

The city's airport is closed and international flights are suspended. Internet and mobile phone connections have also been cut off.

Central bank workers are reportedly on strike, and doctors in various parts of the country are refusing to provide medical services other than emergency medical services.

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