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Opposing protests for and against deposed regime in West Kordofan

February 3 - 2020 EL FULA
Protest in El Fula, West Kordofan, yesterday against a pro Al Bashir demonstration in the town on Saturday (RD correspondent)
Protest in El Fula, West Kordofan, yesterday against a pro Al Bashir demonstration in the town on Saturday (RD correspondent)

Thousands of people of El Fula, capital of West Kordofan, joined a mass protest on Sunday to counter the ‘Green March’ demonstration in the town on Saturday, in which the state governor, all members of his government, and leaders of the security services participated.

The local resistance committees had warned the state government not to take part in the Green March.

Witnesses said that Sunday’s demonstrators stormed the government offices, before submitting a memorandum to the state government. They demanded that the governor be removed, figures of the former regime arrested, and 43 government vehicles in possession of the defunct regime returned.

They also called for the removal of followers of the former regime from El Fula Radio and the completion of civilian power structures.

The memorandum strongly criticised the state government for allowing the banned National Congress Party to openly conduct its activities on Saturday.

Several demonstrators told Radio Dabanga that Sunday’s rally started at El Foula’s Freedom Square, headed to the intersection of El Jawazat Street before reaching the government secretariat.

Sudanese Professionals Association

Ismail El Taj, spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), stressed that the “reptiles of the defunct regime did not intimidate us and will not defeat the revolutionaries after the success of the December revolution”.

He stated that the resistance committees would play their role in safeguarding the principles of the revolution and dismantle the deposed regime.

El Taj called for a full dismantling of Al Bashir’s National Congress Party, government control over the Central Bank of Sudan, and quick appointments of civilian governors.


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