Sudan’s military council spokesman Maj. Gen. Shams Ad-din Shanto told the opposition and protesters that the council was “ready to implement whatever civilian government the opposition parties agreed. “We won’t appoint a PM. They’ll choose one,” he said as a sit-in continued in Khartoum. He also promised not to disperse protesters by force but called on them “to let normal life resume” and stop unauthorized roadblocks. “Taking up arms will not be tolerated,” he added.