“Poland is following with great concern the reports of events in the Republic of Sudan that may destroy the achievements of the peaceful transition so far. We call for refraining from the use of force and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. We call on everyone and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the parties and regional partners are making efforts to continue the peaceful transition in line with democratic aspirations for the Sudanese people.
Reuters reported that a military coup took place in Sudan on Monday morning. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been placed under house arrest, and senior government officials have been arrested. There is no airport in the capital and the army has declared a state of emergency.
Riots also broke out in Sudan, and trade unions called on people to take to the streets.
The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) stated, “We call on the masses to take to the streets, block roads, strike the brigadier general, refrain from cooperating with the putschists, and not confront those responsible for the coup,” which unites 17 unions.
The Sudanese Ministry of Information said, on Monday, that citizens shot protesters in Khartoum in protest against an attempted military coup. Clashes took place with soldiers near the Defense Ministry building.
Reuters quoted the National Medical Syndicate as saying that at least 12 injuries.
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