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Protesters announce March 13 for civil disobedience in Sudan

The main protest organizer in Sudan, SPA, has called a civil disobedience slated for Wednesday March 13. It is the second time such a measure is being implemented.

“SPA and allies have called for a one-day civil disobedience on the 13th of March as the #SudanUprising gathers momentum in its 12th week,” they wrote in a Twitter post.

The first such was last week on March 5 when a nationwide strike was called and according to SPA, resoundingly adhered to across the country.

These measures are still pushed through despite a state of emergency. Security forces continue to violently crackdown on the people amid arrests and jailing of protesters.

Some actions slated under the civil disobedience include the following:

  • Refraining from working in government offices and institutions.
  • Refraining from paying statutory dues such as taxes and utility bills.
  • Working to achieve a shutdown of transport routes – road, port, railways.
  • Refraining from dealing with governmental interests and non-cooperation government agents.
  • Boycotting goods and services produced or provided by productive or service enterprises wholly or partially owned by the state.

Meanwhile, protests continue in parts of the country. SPA shared footage of students in a university voicing their support for calls on President Al-Bashir to quit.

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