Sudan general declares state of emergency after PM arrested

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CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s leading general has declared a state of emergency, hours after his forces arrested the acting prime minister and other senior government officials.

The information ministry described Monday’s actions as a coup.

In response, thousands flooded the streets of Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman to protest the apparent military takeover.

Footage shared online appeared to show protesters blocking streets and setting fire to tires as security forces used tear gas to disperse them.

The United States and the European Union expressed concern over the developments. A U.S. envoy says he was “deeply alarmed” by reports of the takeover.

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