Protesters in Sudan have begun the second day of a general strike to pile pressure on the junta for a civilian-led government after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April.
Workers in their thousands, took part in demonstrations across the country on Tuesday, affecting the transport and banking sectors, although many businesses remained in operation.
It’s hard to say if this strike will be enough to shake Sudan’s military.
You have both the military and the protest group unwilling to cede any ground and since the strike was announced, the military has been threatening any civil servants who take part with the sack.
It’s also been seeking support from international allies.
Sudan’s military ruler, Lt Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has been on a regional tour, visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, a day after making a similar visit to Egypt.
So it could be on course for an about-turn on the existing agreements.
The protest groups themselves are not unanimous about this strike and their resistance has been weakened as the main trade union and the opposition National Umma party refused to participate.
But it was people power that brought Sudan to this point, so the protesters might not be done yet.
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