Civil movement

Barricades paralyze traffic all around Khartoum

The Sudanese capital Khartoum has been paralyzed by the widespread response to protesters’ calls to close all roads.

Khartoum: Al-Taghyeer

A state of paralysis hit the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Tuesday after scores of main and secondary roads were barricaded amid protests condemning the military coup.

Resistance committees in Khartoum have issued new guidelines that include road closures with barricades on Tuesday and Wednesday from five in the morning until six in the evening.

nicknamed the We got it movement, the committees called on its members to barricade the roads and leave for fear of loss of life.

Large numbers of employees and workers have been unable to get to their places of work, given the unprecedented scarcity of public transport seen today.

Protesters are using burning tires, bricks, trees and billboards in their barricade efforts.

Observers expected the success of the operation to push resistance committees into civil disobedience later.