Omar al-Bashir’s 30 years as ruler came to a formal end on April 11th, after the Defense Minister announced Bashir had been removed from power and arrested.
The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), one of the main organizers of the popular uprising in Sudan, has rejected the military’s attempt to seize power for a “transitional period.” The SPA, which represents a wide range of professions, including doctors, teachers and journalists, called on protesters to stay in the streets and continue protesting.
A newly drafted declaration calls for an end to the country’s civil wars, justice for the displaced, dismantling the one-party system, the empowerment of Sudanese women and more state funding for healthcare and education. Signatories to the Declaration of Freedom and Change repeated the message in a joint statement for the people to continue demanding genuine democratic transformation.
SPA made the following translated statement on Facebook, “Until the full implementation of these demands, we have to hold our stand before the general command of the armed forces in the capital and our branches in the different states of Sudan and the comprehensive strike until the authority is fully transferred to a transitional civil government that expresses you and the demands of your great revolution. . Behind us is the difficulties of the mountains, and we have the plains to go to plant it.”
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