Three Sudanese protestors were killed after security forces fired on crowds that flooded in the streets in the wake of a military coup on Monday.
The Sudan Doctors’ Committee reported that 80 people were wounded.
Top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan declared a state of emergency and dissolved the authorities leading the country’s democratic transition. Al-Burhan announced the formation of a new government after soldiers detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and ministers in his government.
Thousands of people have flooded into the streets to protest the military coup that threatens the country’s shaky progress toward democracy.
In response, the U.S. Embassy in Sudan said it was “gravely concerned” after the announcement, calling on “all actors who are disrupting Sudan’s transition to stand down, and allow the civilian-led transitional government to continue its important work to achieve the goals of the revolution.”
In the same vein, Egypt has urged all parties in neighboring Sudan to work to ensure “stability and security” amid the military takeover of the East African country, according to the Foreign Ministry.
The ministry affirmed that Egypt was “closely following” the country’s tumult and emphasized the need to deal “with current challenges in a manner that guarantees the safety of this brotherly country.”