Home | News    Wednesday 24 January 2018

Sudanese opposition calls for third protest over prices hike

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Demonstrators in Khartoum downtown march to protest against the Sudanese government's subsidies cuts and austerity measures on 16 January 2018 (ST Photo)
January 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese opposition forces Tuesday have called for a third protest against the rising prices by the end of the month and condemned the excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators and journalists.

On 16 and 17 January, the Sudanese opposition parties organised two protests against the increase of bread prices. The security forces violently dispersed the two protests and arrested a number of leading opponents from the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP), Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) and the National Umma Party (NUP).

The wave of arrests also included journalists and correspondents of international news agencies, an unprecedented move indicating the determination of the authorities to stop the protests and the media coverage that can contribute to its spread.

For their part, the political opposition groups, which put aside their divergences over negotiations with the regime, found encouraging the modest mobilisation for the two protests and vowed to continue to take to the street to overthrow the regime.

"The opposition will run the Great March of Salvation at 3:00 pm on Wednesday (January 31st) from the People’s Square in Khartoum North," said a joint statement of the opposition groups released on Tuesday evening.

The statement stressed the continuation of protests and peaceful processions and all forms of civil resistance against what it dubbed as the "Starvation Budget." in the Sudanese capital, the other states and the Diaspora.

"Mass response to previous protests called by on 16 January in Khartoum, and 17 January in Omdurman confirms the looming signs of a great mass rise, and we must redouble effort to reach the goals of the Sudanese people of liberation and emancipation from the domination of the odious regime of Ingaz," said the statement.

Asked about the violent repression of the peaceful protests, the Khartoum Governor Abdel Rahim Hussein, said they welcomed and authorised the Communist Party request to lodge a memorandum to his person against the hike of bread prices but they would not tolerate any protest threatening the public order.

(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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


A new approach to peace 2018-04-23 06:16:35 By Miroslav Laják When the United Nations was created, its founders envisioned a different kind of world. A world in which disputes were resolved in meeting rooms and not battlefields. A world (...)

Bring Sudanese troops home now 2018-04-21 15:25:57 By Salah Shuaib The Sudanese troops fighting hard now in Yemen, who were sent there by order of al-Bashir, should return home. The process of implementing this task is much challenging. But, we (...)

Dissolution and formation of the Cabinet - 2013 2018-04-20 08:00:00 Amb Telar Deng The events that led to the 2013 dissolution of cabinet can be traced back to the deep mistrust that fermented back in 1991 when leaders failed to close ranks. After the 1991 (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)

Appeal for forgiveness and pardon of John Agou Wuoi 2018-03-07 08:28:08 H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander-in-Chief, of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), 5th February, 2018. Through: Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.