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Sudanese Protesters Call for Strike Starting Next Tuesday

Sudanese Protesters Call for Strike Starting Next Tuesday

Saturday, 25 May, 2019 - 12:00
Sudan's protesters via AFP/File
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Sudanese Professionals' Association called for a nationwide strike set to begin on Tuesday.

The association released a statement on Saturday in which it asked people to go to work but abstain from any activity, then head to various marches and sit-ins across the country.

The days of protest are set to culminate in mass rallies on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

Despite ending al-Bashir's 30-year rule, protesters have remained in the streets demanding a "limited military representation" in a sovereign council.

Meanwhile the military wants to lead the body during an agreed-upon three-year transition.

In a statement distributed on social media, the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) also called for a strike starting at private and public enterprises that will include various professional sectors starting on Tuesday.

“The strike will continue for two days, and involved gathering at the protest squares in the national and state capitals,” the statement said, Reuters reported.

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