Sudanese protest group reports army attempt to break up sit-in in Khartoum
Tehran (KNA) - Sudan’s main protest group says an attempt has been underway by army forces to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry compound in Khartoum, calling on people to join the demonstrators there and help them block that attempt.
The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) made the call on Monday, after Sudanese troops gathered on three sides of the sit-in, while tractors were preparing to remove stone and metal barricades set by the protesters there.
In response, the protesters joined hands and formed rings around the sit-in area to prevent the forces from breaking up the sit-in.
The protesters, numbering about 5,000 with more arriving, chanted “Freedom, freedom” and “Revolution, revolution,” and appealed to the army to protect them.