Monday, June 10, 2019

Time, the Star: Sudan general strike looks to force transfer of power from military

Sunday, June 9th, marked the first day of a national general strike in Sudan following a June 3rd crackdown by the nation's ruling military that has left 100 dead according to protestors, both Time Magazine and The Toronto Star report.

The strike, organized in part by the Sudanese Professionals Association--an umbrella group of Sudanese Unions--ground the country to a standstill Sunday and shops and business remained closed Monday, though more traffic could be seen on the streets.

The military has been in power since the April ouster of the country's longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir and protestors have long been calling for a turn over of power to civilian rule.

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