Sudan military vows not to disperse protesters, urges to pick PM

The transitional military council of Sudan vowed Sunday would not be dispersing protesters and urged them to name the next prime minister.

Apart from this the council has detained members of the former government too.

Sudan was under protests for past several months demanding for a democratic government. The long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was oust and arrested on Thursday by the Sudanese military.

Meanwhile, demonstrators have vowed to keep sitting on the streets and outside the campus of defence ministry in capital city Khartoum until a civilian rule is created by the military council.

Major General Shams Ad-din Shanto said Saturday the council is ready to implement a civilian government and the opposition parties need to appoint a PM.

He urged the protesters to allow resuming of normal life and stop unauthorized roadblocks while the military promises not to remove them from the sit-in by force.

However, he warned protesters’ taking up arms will not be tolerated by them.

The protests started last December against rise in cost of living but later the movement became wider and people demanded removal of Bashir, who has ruled the country for about thirty years.

Bashir was overthrown by military on Thursday and coup leader announced to oversee a two-year transitional period and three-month state of emergency.

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