the Guardian—Arrests of white-collar workers to discourage protest follow assault by regime’s paramilitaries The military regime in Sudan has launched a new wave of arrests and violent intimidation in an effort to undermine opposition plans for a widespread campaign of civil disobedience. Pro-reform groups have warned of a “frenzied campaign launched by the military junta to arrest political activists and revolutionaries” this weekend ahead of a general strike set to start on Sunday. Continue reading
Sudan’s protesters launch general strike after crackdown. KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops are closed and streets are empty across Sudan’s capital on the first day of a general strike called for by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council.