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Sudanese threaten general strike as tensions escalate with military

Published: May 01, 2019 20:10:38 | Updated: May 07, 2019 14:26:46


The organisers of Sudan's protests have threatened a general strike and civil disobedience as tensions escalate with the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.

The Sudanese professionals association and its allies, which organised the four months of demonstrations that drove al-Bashir from power on April 11, on Tuesday accused the generals of clinging to power.

The two sides have been negotiating the formation of a new transitional government but are divided over the role of the military, which is dominated by al-Bashir appointees, reports AP.

The organisers have called for mass rallies on Thursday, while the military has warned against any further "chaos." The generals have demanded the protesters clear roadblocks around their sit-in outside the military's headquarters in the capital, Khartoum.

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