The Latest: EgyptAir cancels 2 flights to Sudan's capital

In this image made from video, Police officers running down a street in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese security forces moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday, witnesses and protest organizers said. Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area. Protest organizers said at least two people were killed. (Elmontasir Darwish via AP)
Burning tires set by protesters produce black smoke on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed in the military's assault on the sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. The protesters have announced they are suspending talks with the military regarding the creation of a transitional government. (AP Photo)
A protester flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed Monday in the military's assault on the sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. The protesters have announced they are suspending talks with the military regarding the creation of a transitional government. (AP Photo)
In this image made from video, civilians walk down a street in Khartoum, Sudan with plumes of smoke rising in the horizon on Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese security forces moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday, witnesses and protest organizers said. Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area. Protest organizers said at least two people were killed.(Elmontasir Darwish via AP)

KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Latest on the aftermath of the Sudanese military's crackdown on a sit-in protest camp (all times local):

1:25 p.m.

Egypt's national airline, EgyptAir, is saying it has canceled two flights to Sudan's capital, a day after a deadly crackdown there by the military against a pro-democracy sit-in. Protest organizers say 35 people died in the bloodshed.

EgyptAir said in a statement that its flights late Monday and early Tuesday to Khartoum were canceled.

The Sudanese Pilots Association says it will take part in the civilian disobedience called for by protest leaders.

The move by the pilots' union could severely affect international flights to Sudan.

The union is an affiliate of the Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has spearheaded protests that led to the military's ouster of longtime strongman Omar al-Bashir in April.

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12:45 p.m.

Thousands of Sudanese pro-democracy protesters remain defiant of the country's military rulers, a day after the main sit-in site in the capital was violently emptied by security forces.

An Associated Press journalist saw protesters still building up barricades in the suburbs of Khartoum on Tuesday.

Nazim Sirraj, a leading activist in the Sudanese Professionals' Association says thousands of people celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday.

The military had said the Eid would begin Wednesday.

Mohammed Yousef al-Mustafa, a spokesman for the SPA, said the military's decision on Eid was an effort to keep people in their homes after Monday's "massacre."

The holiday traditionally involves people gathering outdoors for group prayers in the early morning.

Sirraj says people took to the streets to call for toppling the generals, who themselves ousted longtime strongman Omar al-Bashir in April.

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8:00 a.m.

The U.N. Security Council is set to discuss Sudan after its ruling military conducted a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

The United Kingdom and Germany requested the closed-door session, set for Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses and protest leaders say Sudanese security forces opened fire, torched tents and killed at least 35 people Monday at the demonstrators' main sit-in site in the capital, Khartoum.

Sudan's military council said Tuesday it was canceling all agreements with protest leaders and would call elections within seven months.

The council's head, Gen. Abedel-Fattah Burhan, also said the coalition representing the demonstrators shares responsibility for the bloodshed.

Protesters had camped for months outside the military's headquarters as the two sides negotiated over who would run the country after longtime strongman Omar al-Bashir's ouster in April.

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