The government of Sudan was overthrown in a military coup on Monday. The acting prime minister Abdalla Hamdok was arrested along with other officials.
Civilians took to the streets to protest the military takeover and things quickly turned violent. At least 12 people were injured.
Sudan was scheduled to have a transition of power next month but now that is uncertain. Many world governments have spoken out against this coup. The U.S. announced that it will pause the $700 million in emergency assistance it had planned to send to Sudan to help with the country’s democratic transition. The Department of State says that it will now “evaluate the next step for Sudan programming.”