COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES GROUNDED AS SUDAN’S CRISIS DEEPENS
Written by thereachfm on June 10, 2019
Sudanese workers are refusing to go to work in an attempt to pressurise the ruling military government to make way for civilian rule.
The opposition called for a campaign of civil disobedience including a national strike, which began on Sunday.
Four people were killed after security forces fired tear gas and live ammunitions.
Monday remained quiet in Khartoum although some businesses started to reopen and a few buses were running.
The military took over Sudan after persistent protests led to the ousting of long-time President Omar al-Bashir in April.
But pro-democracy campaigners say the military council cannot be trusted after Monday’s crackdown against a sit-in demonstration in Khartoum – and they have rejected an offer of talks.