Sudan military junta faces civil disobedience by protestors

2021-11-07 16:19:19
Sudan military junta faces civil disobedience by protestors

The Pro-democracy protesters in Sudan have launched two more days of civil disobedience against Sudan's military government, as Arab League mediators arrived in the Khartoum trying to mediate the crisis.

The protest was headed by the Sudanese Professionals Association - an umbrella of trade unions which were instrumental in the 2018-2019 protests against the ousted president Omar al-Bashir.

The SPA urged protesters to set up barricades on Saturday night and stage two days of peaceful civil disobedience against the military's October power grab.

The SPA also noted on their Twitter handle saying that "The Sudanese people have rejected the military coup," the SPA said on Twitter, vowing "no negotiation, no partnership, no legitimacy".

"We will start by barricading the main streets to prepare for the mass civil disobedience on Sunday and Monday," it said, urging protesters to avoid confrontation with the security forces.

Text messages had been sent to people as internet services have been largely down since 25 October, the day of the military coup.

That very day, the top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the government as well as the ruling joint military-civilian Sovereign Council.

Burhan also declared a state of emergency and detained Sudan's civilian leadership, including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and members of his government.

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