US Embassy Tells Americans in Sudan to ‘Shelter in Place’

Due to the coup in Sudan, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum on Monday advised Americans to shelter in place and warned of potential violence against protesters.

“Sudanese Armed Forces have announced they are in control of the government. Demonstrations have been reported in Khartoum and around the country,” read a statement on the embassy’s website. “There are unverified reports of violence against protesters. Flights are not leaving the country.”

The embassy’s statement added that “American citizens are advised to be aware of their surroundings and shelter in place, which includes not traveling to the U.S. Embassy or the international airports in Khartoum and Port Sudan.”

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