Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets outside the defense ministry in Khartoum on Thursday, chanting "Civilian rule, civilian rule". A spokesperson for the transitional military council said the two were taken into custody as they were "symbols and leaders of the previous regime". The council has also promised to work with Bashir opponents and opposition groups to form an interim civilian government.
"The United States supports a transition to a peaceful and democratic Sudan led by civilians who represent the diversity of Sudanese society", State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.
SPA co-founder Mohamed Naji says they are demanding the military deliver power to the people.
However, daily mass protests have continued as the military has yet to hand over the reins of the country to civil rule, and on April 13, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan said it would take two years before the country could be relinquished to the public.
Earlier, the BBC was told by military sources and relatives of Mr Bashir that the former president was himself in prison in the capital, Khartoum-six days after being overthrown.
"The political civilian forces are still discussing the way to respond to this complicated transitional process".
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Protests first broke out on December 19 in response to the tripling of bread prices, swiftly turning into nationwide rallies against Bashir's three-decade rule.
"We are demanding that this civilian council, which will have representatives of the army, replace the military council", an SPA leader, Ahmed al-Rabia, told AFP.
Both brothers, Abdallah Hassan al-Bashir and Al-Abbas Hassan al-Bashir, were arrested on "corruption charges", Kabbashi said.
They have barricaded themselves into a large area of central Khartoum near the military headquarters, creating traffic chaos which is testing people's patience.
The United States on Thursday praised orders by Sudan's new military leader to free political prisoners and end the curfew as it dispatched Ms Makila James, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, on a mission to Khartoum this weekend.
"Perhaps the most hard issue facing the military council now through its political committee is getting agreement from the political spectrum and the community forces on the naming of a prime minister", Abdelkhalek said.
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