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Sudan opposition: Protests to continue until Bashir steps down

January 22, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Protests erupt in Sudan over economic difficulties [Sudan Tribune/Facebook]

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA) and three opposition coalitions announce that protests that have sent waves of instability across the country will continue until President Omar Al-Bashir steps down.

In a joint statement issued yesterday, the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, a coalition composed of Sudan Appeal, National Consensus Forces (NCF) and Opposition Sudanese Congress parties said: “We have a true cause and we will not be angry or bored even if we demonstrate and march for years. We will remain in the streets with our chants.”

“We know that the regime and its leaders are seeking to dissuade the opposition forces and the revolutionaries, take them away of their peacefulness, and work to dilute our demands for the overthrow of Al-Bashir and his regime.”

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Sudanese police fired teargas yesterday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators as they headed to parliament in Omdurman, west of the capital Khartoum.

Since 19 December 2018 Sudan has been witnessing protests denouncing the deteriorating of living conditions and demanding the overthrow of the Bashir’s regime.

Official government figures say 26 people have died as a result, Amnesty International puts the number at 40.