The Popular Congress and Arab Ba’ath opposition parties announced last Friday their support and participation in the popular protests which started in several cities of Sudan. The secretary-general of the Ba’ath party, Mohammed Diya Eldin, said that they expected change coming through protests to be costly considering the fact that the security bureau were politically affiliated. He affirmed that the people are ready for sacrifices regardless.
Speaking for the Popular Congress Party, political secretary Kamal Omar pointed out that the police, security and judiciary are used as tools to suppress the protests. He warned that using violence will beget more violence and pointed out that the differences within the National Congress Party would be a helpful factor in bringing about change. He described the differences within the party as internal bleeding.