In 2019 the Sudanese people protested against Omar al-Bashir’s counterproductive dictatorship, asking him to leave power. Seeing that its power was threatened, the army plotted a coup and agreed to a transition government with civilian leaders. But it recently hired some old people to stage a phony protests asking for the return of military rule which it now used as an excuse to return to power fully. As activists rose against this manipulation it unleased a crackdown. These activists are now seeking escalation. This article is published by Democracy Digest: Here is an excerpt:
Despite a heavy-handed crackdown by Sudan’s military in the capital, Khartoum, and other cities, pro-democracy activists called today for an escalation of protests against last month’s military coup, a day after the deadliest security clampdown to date on demonstrators demanding the restoration of a civilian government, The Guardian reports.
“Now we are making consultations among the resistance committees about upping the escalation against the coup,” said a senior member of the resistance committees, which played a key role in the 2019 unrest that unseated former dictator Omar al-Bashir.
Widespread popular opposition to last month’s coup demonstrates the public’s rejection of military dictatorship. But more generous international financial and political support is vital if the country’s democratic transition is to resume and have a chance of succeeding, argue Ishac Diwan, a professor at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and Ibrahim Elbadawi, a former minister of finance and economic planning of Sudan.
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