Home | News    Saturday 26 November 2016

SPLM-N supports popular uprising to topple Sudanese regime : Arman

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Girls covering their faces with scarf write slogans on a wall calling for civil disobedience on Sunday 27 November in Wad Madani, Sudan (ST Photo)
November 25, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) Friday reiterated its support for a popular uprising to topple the Sudanese government, amid calls for non-violent civil disobedience next Sunday.

Protests continued in several areas across the Sudan against government’s decision to lift fuel, electricity and drugs subsidies. Also, opposition groups minimized the withdrawal of a new drug price list saying it was a tactical measures.

“SPLM-N is ready to participate in a unified center for the forces of change to lead the uprising towards its ultimate goals, and prevent any cosmetic change that does not deal with the foundations of the regime,” said SPLM-N Secretary General Yasir Arman in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Friday.

Further, the rebel leader called on the Sudanese armed forces and police to support popular uprising and contribute with change forces to topple the regime.

He further stressed on the SPLM-N’s readiness to work with them (the regular forces) to face ’’anyone who attacks the uprising forces and implement an immediate ceasefire to help them to deter the forces that stand against our people and their uprising and it right to change".

Arman was alluding to the government militia of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) which is under the command of the National Intelligence and Security Services.

Activists say the RSF killed over two hundred people who peacefully protested in September 2013 against the first austerity plan implemented by the government.

The SPLM- N secretary general welcomed the rejection of the new economic measures by the Islamist political groups, Reform Now Movement, Popular Congress Party, and pointed that al-Bashir’s regime has destroyed the Islamic Movement as well as the Sudan.

He further called them to support the uprising and to reach an agreement with the other democratic forces on a new agenda for the future of the country based on "democracy, citizenship and providing food and peace for our people.

Sudanese activists launched an electronic campaign in the social media calling for a three-day civil disobedience from Sunday to Tuesday to protest the recent economic measures.

Sudanese Health Minister Bahar Idriss Abu Garda Friday downplayed these calls saying Sudanese understand the government decisions.

Earlier in November, the government deployed large police units and security forces on strategic buildings and streets in the capital Khartoum in anticipation of popular protests against the measures.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Egypt’s Strategic Water Security: The myth and the truth 2017-03-24 08:19:56 By Ermias Hailu Following to the end of the second world war Egypt’s failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories, due to Emperor Haile Selassie’s superior diplomatic skills, the then Pan- Arab (...)

South Sudan famine is a wake-up call to revive dead peace deal 2017-03-20 15:57:01 By Brian Adeba News that a famine has been declared in South Sudan is yet another stark reminder of the ever evolving nature of war-induced fragility in Africa’s newest country. As the world (...)

Africa’s next level of economic transformation 2017-03-20 05:57:00 By Jim Yong Kim The G20 finance ministers met last week in Germany to discuss critical challenges facing the global economy, from climate change to migration to humanitarian emergencies like the (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)

Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) 2017-02-08 21:49:09 Sudan Democracy First Group Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) War in the Blue Nile: Militias in the hunt of refugees and displaced population Introduction Throughout its rule, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.