Strike begins over protester deaths in Sudan protests

The protesters Barricades were erected on the highways of the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, and some shops and offices were closed when a strike two-day general campaign and a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the deaths of the Protestants.

Neighborhood resistance committees and political parties called the strike starting Tuesday after seven people were killed in Khartoum on Monday in one of the deadliest days to date in a series of demonstrations against the October 25 military takeover.

The protesters are demanding that the military, which had been sharing power with civilian groups before the coup in Sudan, abandon politics altogether. “It is our duty to resist them until we are victorious or until they rule an empty country after killing us all,” the resistance committees said in a statement.

Confirmed deaths of protesters in Sudan

Strike begins over the deaths of demonstrators in protests in Sudan.

Police confirmed all seven protester deaths on Tuesday, saying they used minimal force and had faced “systematic aggression.” The military leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, promised an investigation.

At least 71 people have been killed and more than 2,000 injured by security forces since the coup, according to doctors aligned with the protest movement.

“Shop closed for mourning,” read a series of small signs posted at shuttered outlets at the sprawling Sajane construction supply market in Khartoum. One of the shopkeepers, Othman el-Sherif, was among those shot dead on Monday.

University of Sudan suspended all activities

Strike begins over the deaths of demonstrators in protests in Sudan.

The Sudan University of Science and Technology suspended all activities as part of civil disobedience, according to an official statement. AmericanPost.News reports that in various other parts of Khartoum many pharmacies and other shops were also closed.

Stone and brick barricades blocked access to some of the main roads in the east and south of Khartoum and the neighboring cities of Bahri and Omdurman. Protesters set car tires on fire in some places and traffic was lighter than usual.

Groups representing doctors, teachers, engineers and pilots announced their support for the strike, as did resistance committees outside the capital, with the aim of putting pressure on the authorities by cutting off state revenues and paralyzing life.

As usual, police fired tear gas on Tuesday at dozens of protesters who were blocking roads, this time in the streets of eastern Khartoum, according to the AFP news agency.

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