Aljazeera | Sudan’s army says it will ‘not allow state to fall’ amid protests

Army chief Kamal Abdul Maarouf says those leading demonstrations are hostile to Sudan and hurt the country’s image.

The Sudanese army has said it will not allow the state to collapse following weeks of mass protests demanding an end to President Omar al-Bashir‘s near 30-year rule.

Some activists had been calling for the military to back the protesters and pressure the government to step down.

“The armed forces will not allow the Sudanese state to fall or to slide into the unknown,” said General Kamal Abdul Maarouf, chief of staff of the armed forces, in a statement on Wednesday.

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