Sudan’s Ruling Military Council said it had restarted talks with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for a civilian-led transition to democracy.

The Transitional Military Council, TMC had earlier suspended the talks after two outbreaks of violence around protest sites in the capital Khartoum.

Street protests and a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry have continued since the army ousted and arrested former President Omar al-Bashir on April 11th.

Demonstrators are calling for transition to civilian rule, and demanding justice over the deaths of dozens of people killed since protests triggered by an economic crisis and decades of repressive rule spread across Sudan.

The TMC and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces have agreed on a three-year transition before elections, but have been deadlocked over whether civilians or the military would control a sovereign council that would hold ultimate power.