Sudan’s transitional deputy Hemeti backs coup leader

 Sudan’s transitional deputy Hemeti backs coup leader

Sudan’s military commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemeti, has supported General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s move to take over power.

Hemeti, who was the deputy leader in the now-dissolved Sovereign Council, said Gen Burhan “came to correct the course of the people’s revolution, and preserve the security and stability of the country”.

Protests against the coup have been going on, though Sunday’s participation was reported to have been limited because of the internet disruption.

Security officers teargassed demonstrators and some teachers who were protesting were detained.

Those demonstrating want an end to the military takeover after Gen Burhan dissolved the civilian arm of the government.