The US embassy warned its citizens .. the Sudanese authorities cut off the Internet and closed main roads in Khartoum ahead of new demonstrations

Al-Jazeera correspondent said that the Sudanese authorities cut off the internet service ahead of the planned demonstrations today, Thursday, to demand the return of civilian rule, and imposed a security cordon in the center of the capital, Khartoum.

The authorities have closed main roads in Khartoum in anticipation of the demonstrations, which are a continuation of the protest movement that has been calling for the military to step down from power, since army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan overthrew the government and declared a state of emergency on October 25.

For its part, the US Embassy in Khartoum called on its citizens to avoid unnecessary movements and stay away from gatherings, in anticipation of the demonstrations planned today in Khartoum and other states.

Meanwhile, the Executive Office of the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change denied reports that it had participated in discussions to reach a unified political charter.

“We are not part of any discussions about a new political charter or declaration,” the office said in a statement via Twitter.

“We have issued a political vision based on building the broadest front to defeat the coup and establishing a transitional civilian authority that will complete the tasks of the glorious December revolution,” he added.

Sudan has witnessed repeated protests and a state of tension since the October 25 decisions.

The protests continued after Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok submitted his resignation last Sunday, as he announced the failure of his efforts to reach a political consensus to avoid the country sliding into chaos, as he put it.

For their part, Western countries warn the army commanders against unilaterally deciding to appoint the new government, as the troika concerned with Sudan – which includes the United States, Britain and Norway – issued a joint statement with the European Union, in which it confirmed that it “will not support a prime minister or a government appointed without the participation of a wide range of forces.” civilian stakeholders.

She stressed that “in the absence of progress, we will consider accelerating efforts to hold accountable those who obstruct the democratic process.”

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