According to the Lebanese media Mayadin quoted Sudanese media sources, the Sudanese military announced the removal of the current President Omar al-Bashir from all positions. According to Al Jazeera TV, the Sudanese Armed Forces have taken control of the headquarters of Khartoum Radio and Television Station. Military vehicles are deployed around the presidential palace and on major roads and bridges. At the beginning of the militarys announcement by radio, Sudanese people immediately took to the streets, chanting the slogan of fall and demanding that President Bashir step down immediately.
The military stopped broadcasting radio at 5:00 local time on November 11, and the official media began to broadcast military music and national songs.
Earlier this week, the military clashed with plainclothes-clad intelligence and security personnel trying to disperse thousands of anti-government protestors outside Khartoums Ministry of Defence, killing at least 11 people, including six members of the military, Reuters reported. According to the Guardian, the repression by security forces loyal to the President against the protestors could lead to serious violence and even massacres. There was a precedent in 2013, when the repression of the population by security forces resulted in 200 deaths.
President Bashir convened an emergency meeting on the 7th to discuss the latest developments in domestic politics. According to Deutsche Presse Agency (DPA), sources close to Bashir said that after reaching an agreement on specific guarantees of the situation, the President had considered Plan B, namely, the transfer of power to the military. Witnesses told Deutsche Presse that the Sudanese military has added a Joint Chiefs of Staff Office at its headquarters to protect demonstrators from police and security forces.
French newspaper Le Monde reported on the 6th that the wave of protests aimed to win the support of the military. The demonstrators hoped that senior military officials would join in the protests that began late last year to oppose President Bashir. Demonstrators approached the Sudanese Armys headquarters building on Saturday, and representatives of the Sudanese Industry Association who organized the protest presented a petition to the military calling for its participation in the protest.
According to the Guardian, the United States, Britain and Norway have all called on Sudanese authorities to provide reliable plans for a peaceful transition of power. But if Bashir delegates power, he will be charged with genocide and war crimes at the International Criminal Court (ICC), so if he exiles abroad, he may be arrested and tried and face long-term imprisonment.
Since December 19 last year, Sudanese public protests have lasted for four months, initially triggered by rising cost of living, but later gradually turned to calling for the resignation of President Bashir, who has been in power for nearly 30 years. The United States has long accused Khartoum of supporting terrorist organizations and has imposed sanctions on Sudan for more than 20 years, thus keeping its economy in a state of tension.
Sudanese military will issue a statement on the arrest of suspected coup President Bashir
According to foreign media reports, the residence of Sudanese President Bashir was surrounded by troops on 11 local time. The military will issue a major statement. According to the New York Times, Sudanese state television said that the Sudanese military would issue a major statement on the 11th local time. Bloomberg reported that the presidential palace in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, had been surrounded by military personnel. Since December 19 last year, Sudanese public protests have lasted for four months, initially triggered by rising cost of living, but later gradually turned to calling for the president to step down after nearly 30 years in power. The United States has long accused Khartoum of supporting terrorist organizations and has imposed sanctions on Sudan for more than 20 years, thus keeping its economy in a state of tension.