Vigils and readiness to strike across Sudan
At several places in throughout Sudan, professionals have organised vigils in response to the call of the Sudanese Professionals Association to prepare for a nationwide general strike and civil disobedience. At all of these vigils, the protesters demanded the military junta hand over power to civilians.
Employees of the Central Bank of Sudan, the Standards and Metrology Organisation, the National Water Corporation and various oil and electricity companies have held protest vigils, demanding a speedy handover of power to civilians.
Employees of the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Labour, the Central Bureau of Statistics, and the Tax Department, as well as the Ribat and El Azhari universities in Khartoum, the university of El Gedaref and a number of private sector companies and banks have carried out similar vigils.
The protestors held banners and chanted slogans that striking was a natural right. They called for for those who killed protestors to be brought to justice, and announced they would follow and support the Sudanese Professionals Association.
On Thursday, people in Rabak, capital of White Nile state, and Port Sudan, and doctors of the El Managil Hospital in El Gezira held protest vigils in response to the call by the Sudanese Professionals Association to prepare for a general strike and civil disobedience.
The doctors carried banners condemning the deputy president of the military junta, who had said that those who participate in the strike will be dismissed. The protestors claimed that striking was a legitimate right of workers and called on the military junta to quickly hand over power to civilians.
The members of the Sudanese Council of Medical Specialties, including pharmacists, nurses, and other medical personnel at El Shaab Hospital in Khartoum, organised a protest announcing their readiness for a general strike and civil disobedience.
During this vigil professors, deputy specialists and employees also called on the Transitional Military Council to hand over power to civilians.
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