Military coup in Sudan: Prime Minister arrested, people on the street, America took strict action.

The coup has been condemned by the United States, the United Nations and the European Union. Meanwhile, White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said the US had been warning of a military coup in Sudan.

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Sudan’s army seized power on Monday, sacking the caretaker government, hours after arresting the prime minister. After this, thousands of people took to the streets to protest against this coup. Security forces opened fire on the crowd, killing three protesters and injuring 80. A committee of doctors in Sudan gave this information.

The coup has been condemned by the US, the United Nations and the European Union. Meanwhile, White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said the US had been warning of a military coup in Sudan. He said that the Prime Minister and other officials should be released immediately.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the Biden administration was suspending $700 million in aid to Sudan. General Abdel Fattah Burhan announced in a televised message that the country’s ruling Autonomous Council and the government led by Prime Minister Abdala Hamdok were being dissolved. He said clashes between political factions forced the military to intervene but vowed to complete the democratic process in the country and said the new technocrat government would hold elections in Sudan. Thousands took to the streets in the capital Khartoum and the nearby city of Omderman to protest the military’s capture of power.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the Biden administration was suspending $700 million in aid to Sudan.

Military coup in Sudan: Prime Minister arrested, people on the street, America took strict action.
Military coup in Sudan: Prime Minister arrested, people on the street, America took strict action.

Videos shared online showed protesters blocking roads and setting tires on fire, while security forces fired tear gas to disperse them. Protesters can be heard shouting slogans “people are strong, strong” and “retreating is not an option.” Videos on social media showed people crossing the Nile bridge in large numbers. Arriving in the capital. The news comes amid efforts to form a democratic government that has been going on for more than two years after former autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power.

The development took place when Burhan was about to hand over the leadership of the ruling Provisional Council to the civilian government. Immediately after al-Bashir was removed from power, the Autonomous Council had been running the government, which included both the military and civilians. They had considerable differences of opinion on a number of issues and the pace of adoption of the democratic process in Sudan. The US and the European Union expressed concern over Monday’s developments. US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman said the US was deeply concerned and indicated that the military coup would affect US aid to the poor country. The ‘Horn of Africa’ includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

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