Sudan: Military council arrests former govt members

Sudan: Military council arrests former govt members

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Khartoum, Apr 15 : Sudan's transitional military council has arrested members of the former government and promised not to disperse protesters.
Months of protests in Sudan led to the ouster and arrest Omar al-Bashir on Thursday.
Protests against a rise in the cost of living began in December but soon developed into a wider call for the removal of Mr Bashir and his government, BBC reported.
On Sunday the organisation which spearheaded the protests against ex-president Bashir, the Sudanese Professionals Association, called on the military council to immediately transfer power to a civilian government.
The military council met with political parties and urged them to agree on an independent figure to be the country’s prime minister.
Demonstrators have vowed to stay on the streets until there is an immediate move to civilian rule.
On Sunday, spokesman Maj Gen Shams Ad-din Shanto said the military council was ready to implement whatever civilian government the opposition parties agreed.
Ad-din Shanto emphasised the army would not remove protesters from their sit-in by force but called on protesters to let normal life resume and stop unauthorised roadblocks. Taking up arms will not be tolerated, he added. (UNI)