Sudanese security forces closed off a major road in the heart of the capital before dawn today following online calls for renewed protests against a worsening economic crisis. The AFP reports that police manned roadblocks on the main bridges across the Nile as well as on roads leading to army headquarters, the site of a long-running protest camp during the unrest that led to the ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. The Sudanese Professionals Association, a trade union alliance that spearheaded the protests against Bashir, has called for fresh demonstrations against economic conditions that have continued to deteriorate since his overthrow.