Thousands of Khartoum residents chanted “the regime has fallen” as they flooded the area around army headquarters in the Sudanese capital, reports AFP news agency.

They are still waiting for a statement from the army which was promised more than four hours ago.

“We are waiting for big news,” one protester told AFP from the sit-in.

“We won’t leave from here until we know what it is. But we do know that Bashir has to go,” the protester added, referring to President Omar al-Bashir who has been in power since 1989.