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Mass demos after Friday prayers in Sudan

June 9 - 2019 KHARTOUM / OMDURMAN
The Grand Mosque in the Arab Market in Khartoum (File photo)
The Grand Mosque in the Arab Market in Khartoum (File photo)

Mass demonstrations took place from a number of mosques in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and other cities after Friday prayers. Demonstrators condemned the Khartoum massacre on Monday and demanded the handover of the transitional authority to civilians.

Demonstrations took place in Arkaweet, El Duyoum, and Jabra in Khartoum, and in El Muhandiseen in Omdurman, demanding the overthrow of the ruling junta and condemning its leaders.

They also chanted slogans calling for civil disobedience and a general strike today.

Boycott

The worshipers boycotted in a number of mosques on Friday because of speeches supporting the line of the junta.

The Secretary-General of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party, Khalid Omar, addressed the worshipers at the Shambat Mosque in Khartoum North after Friday prayers, condemning the massacre committed on Monday "by the militias of the Transitional Military Council".

He called on people to engage in civil disobedience and general strike today and asked for adherence to peacefulness and unity.


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