Sudan protesters announce new protests in mid-July


Sudanese protest leaders have announced plans to intensify protests this month, calling for a one-day nationwide “civil disobedience” campaign on July 14.

The Alliance for Freedom and Change’s announcement of the civil disobedience campaign was posted on the Facebook page of the affiliated Sudanese Professionals Association group.

“On Sunday, July 14, a civil disobedience and total political strike in Khartoum and across all provinces will be held,” the movement said.

It is aimed at to pressuring the military council to hand over power to civilians, will be preceded by mass protests on July 13, the Alliance for Freedom and Change said in a statement.

Madani Abbas Madani, a leader of the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), told a news conference in Khartoum blamed the council for the death of nine people during the mass “million-man” march on Sunday.

The SPA initiated the huge protests in December that finally led the army to topple longtime president Omar al-Bashir in April.

The civil disobedience campaign, if successfully carried out, will be the second such general strike in less than a month,

Protest leaders launched a similar civil disobedience campaign on June 9 that paralysed the entire country, although they called it off three days later following mediation by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.



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