Mass Protest in Khartoum Against Apparent Coup

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
October 25, 2021 Updated: October 25, 2021

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Sudanese capital Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman to protest an apparent military takeover.

Military forces arrested Sudan’s acting prime minister and senior government officials, disrupted Internet access, and blocked bridges in the capital, the country’s information ministry said, describing the actions as a coup.

Monday’s apparent takeover came after weeks of rising tensions between Sudan’s civilian and military leaders.

A failed coup attempt in September fractured the country along old lines, pitting more-conservative Islamists who want a military government against those who toppled former head of state Omar al-Bashir in protests.

In recent days, both camps have taken to the street in demonstrations.