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The airport and the internet were closed, and state television was broadcasting patriotic music.

The dawn raids follow a period of tension between the country’s military and civilian government. According to sources to Reuters, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been placed under house arrest. A number of ministers and people from pro-government political parties and the civilian-military council that governs the country have also been reported to have been arrested.

– Gunmen arrested a number of politicians and government representatives in their homes, a government source confirmed to Agence France-Presse.

No internet?

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Information, the “combined military forces” are behind the arrests.

At the same time, phone and internet access has reportedly been restricted to most people in the country. Al Arabiya TV reported that Khartoum International Airport was closed and international flights canceled. Soldiers and members of paramilitary groups can be seen on the streets of the capital, who are said to have been ordered out with the task of restricting the freedom of movement of civilians.

But at the same time, the Sudanese Professionals Association, the most prominent group in the democratic movement, has called for street protests when they want to face what is being described as a military coup in action. A number of demonstrators were seen waving flags and burning tires in the streets of Khartoum.

Several protests

Recently, several protests rocked the country. Government opponents want the military to take full control of the government, while government supporters want continued development toward democracy and fully civilian government.

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Sudan has been governed since 2019 – when Omar al-Bashir was overthrown – by a civilian-military council and a civilian government. Tensions have risen in the transitional government since the authorities said they had halted a coup attempt in September.