Written by Staff Writer, CNN
“We have been seeing this footage on social media lately with a number of ministers and top officials’ houses being surrounded by security forces,” said the spokesman for the opposition Republican Party, Ibrahim Adam.
“They are believed to be the suspects in the spread of rumors that was followed by the clashes that led to the death of several people in the wake of that incident.”
The Prime Minister’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Before reports of arrests emerged on Twitter, people in Sudan’s capital were discussing the evening’s events as a violent protest broke out.
“People had gathered from across the country, demanding that the arrest warrant be overturned against the prime minister,” according to the BBC.
CNN viewers reported hearing people shouting, “Oh God, oh God, let us come,” along with “Down down corruption,” and “Down, down, down.”
United Nations investigators: Sudan’s government is planning a crackdown on dissent.
On Friday, the European Union said it was recalling its ambassador in Sudan because of the “continued excessive and arbitrary use of security forces.”
Foreign ministry spokesman Mohamed Shideh in Khartoum said the government has “worked hard over the past five years to restore stability and security in Sudan.