Khartoum: Sudan Army will not “accept chaos”, asserted ruling Military Transitional Council (MTC) on Tuesday, after few protestors alleged that soldiers tried to disperse them during a sit-in in the capital of Khartoum.
“We will not accept chaos. We will deal with it firmly in accordance with the law,” said Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the Transitional Military Council’s vice president.
“We do not want to escalate the situation. We are committed to negotiation. After today, there will be no chaotic scenes,” he added.
Thousands of protestors have been camping outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, almost three weeks after the military and security forces toppled former president Omar al-Bashir from power on April 11.
On Monday, Sudan main protest group said that the army personnel have tried to remove barricades at the sit-in.
This came as the African country faced months of continuous protests against the ousted leader’s decades-long rule which was marred by rampant corruption. The protests snowballed after initially being triggered by the rising prices of daily commodities like bread.
After overthrowing Bashir, the military council promised to hold elections after overseeing a two-year transitional period – a move which has been slammed by protesters who are holding sit-ins against the military rule.
The demonstrators have also rejected the African Union’s proposal to give the MTC a three-month period to hand over power to a civil administration.