Skip to main content
Independent news from the heart of Darfur and Sudan
Watch live

Riot police ends women protest on Khartoum street

November 30 - 2016 KHARTOUM / OMDURMAN
Activists of No to Women Oppression Initiative hold banners during a demonstration at Shambat street in Khartoum on 29 November, before being dispersed by riot police (photos from social media)
Activists of No to Women Oppression Initiative hold banners during a demonstration at Shambat street in Khartoum on 29 November, before being dispersed by riot police (photos from social media)

A protest by women activists was dispersed by policemen in Khartoum on Tuesday afternoon, while women members of the National Umma Party ended their hunger strike in Omdurman. 

More than 30 women of the No to Women Oppression Initiative staged a demonstration against the price hikes at the Azhari roundabout in Shambat street. Security and police forces “violently dispersed them”, one of the activists told Radio Dabanga.

There has been no contact with leader of the initiative, Dr. Ihsan Fagiri, and activist Amel Suleiman since yesterday, the activist explained, expressing concern that they might have been arrested by the security service.

The women who joined the three-day hunger strike of National Umma Party members at the party's headquarters in Omdurman announced the end of their strike on Tuesday. The strike lasted as long as the civil disobedience campaign in the Sudanese capital.

The activists held a press conference afterwards, and announced that “As suppressed women, we will do everything possible to broaden the protests that can benefit from their accumulated experience as revolutions initiators”.


Press conference at the Umma Party HQ in Omdurman on 29 November (NUP)


Back to overview