As protesters demand Bashir removal, Sudan’s army to make ‘important statement’
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As protesters demand Bashir removal, Sudan’s army to make ‘important statement’

Thousands demonstrate for sixth day at Khartoum military complex that houses Omar al-Bashir’s official residence

Sudanese demonstrators chant slogans as they gather at night during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 10, 2019. (AFP)
Sudanese demonstrators chant slogans as they gather at night during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 10, 2019. (AFP)

KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Sudanese army will make an “important statement soon,” state television and radio announced Thursday, as thousands of protesters camped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.

“The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it,” a television anchor said.

State media offered no further details, as the rally outside the army complex entered its sixth day.

Several military vehicles carrying troops entered the army compound in the early hours of Thursday, witnesses told AFP.

This picture taken on April 10, 2019 during a rally by Sudanese protesters in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum shows the word “Freedom” in Arabic spelled out using stones in the middle of a street. (AFP)

The compound also houses Bashir’s official residence and the defense ministry.

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