Citizens march to reject Sudan coup

Thousands of Sudan citizens have taken to the streets to protest against the military takeover.

Atleast two anti-coup protesters have been killed by the military.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said at least 80 others were injured after being shot by military forces during protests against a military takeover on Monday.

Thousands of protesters poured into the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman following the early morning arrests of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other senior officials by security forces in the country.

Hamdok was moved to an undisclosed location after he refused to issue a statement in support of the coup, said the information ministry.

Sudan has been on edge since a failed coup plot last month unleashed bitter recriminations between military and civilian groups meant to be sharing power following the toppling of the country’s longtime leader Omar al-Bashir two years ago.

The coup also comes just weeks before the military was supposed to hand the leadership of the council that runs the country over to civilians.