Sudan’s Police have ordered Officers not to intervene against thousands of protesters who have demonstrated outside the Army Headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, since Friday.
A spokesman said in a statement that Police had “ordered all forces” not to “intervene against the citizens or peaceful rallies”.
The protesters demand the resignation of President Omar Al-Bashir.
Earlier, heavy gunfire was heard outside the Headquarters and there were reports soldiers protecting protesters had shot at government security agents.
The US, UK and Norway have called on Sudan to plan a political transition.
The country’s Interior Minister said on Monday that seven protesters had been killed and 15 injured, while 42 members of the security forces had been injured. He added that almost 2,500 people had been arrested.
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