KHARTOUM: In response to demands from resistance committees made last week. On Sunday protestors blocked important roadways in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.
Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets of Khartoum to protest against last year’s coup, witnesses said, pressing on with angry protests in defiance of a deadly crackdown.
The roadblocks were set along main and secondary highways in the three cities Bahri, Omdurman, and Khartoum that compose the triangle.
Sudanese opposition coordinating groups announced a revolutionary schedule for the remaining days of March, which includes roadblocks, “millions of” marches, and awareness campaigns.
The protests in the capital and other areas were the most recent since the military seized power on October 25, provoking worldwide criticism and reaction. Following the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir in 2019 following large protests against his three decades in power, the coup disrupted a transition to a civilian administration. “No, no to military rule,” protestors screamed during Khartoum’s largest gathering, adding that the military should “return to the barracks.” The number of victims of protests demanding civilian rule in Sudan since October 25, has risen to 91.
The resistance committees were most likely to announce a comprehensive civil strike across the entire country.
Sudan, one of the poorest countries on the planet, has been suffering from a deteriorating economy as a result of decades of international isolation and mismanagement under Bashir. The northeast African country has been hit by foreign assistance restrictions and economic chaos after the coup led by army head Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.