In Summary
  • Witnesses said troops were seen removing the barricades that demonstrators had put up as a security measure.

  • Before his ouster last week, veteran president Omar al-Bashir imposed a state of emergency under which rallies were banned.

KHARTOUM,

Sudanese protest organisers Monday called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to "disperse the sit-in" where thousands have camped out for 10 days.

The Sudanese Professionals Association did not say who was attempting to break up the crowd, but witnesses said several army vehicles had surrounded the area.

"There is an attempt to disperse the sit-in from the army headquarters area, they are trying to remove the barricades," the SPA said in a statement to AFP.

"We call on our people to come immediately to the sit-in area to protect our revolution."

Witnesses said troops were seen removing the barricades that demonstrators had put up as a security measure.

'DON'T COME CLOSE'

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