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East Sudan: Protesters Call for Disbanding Ex-Ruling Party

East Sudan: Protesters Call for Disbanding Ex-Ruling Party

Sunday, 3 November, 2019 - 12:45
In this April 10, 2010 file photo, Sudanese women looks through a bus window as it passes posters supporting then Sudanese President and presidential candidate Omar al-Bashir, right, and his ruling National Congress Party candidates, in Khartoum, Sudan. AP

Dozens of Sudanese are protesting in an eastern city demanding the disbanding of Sudan's former ruling party that underpinned President Omar al-Bashir's three decades in power.

A local group linked with the Sudanese Professionals' Association (SPA) called for Sunday's protest which took place in the city of Wad Madani, the provincial capital of al-Jazirah province.

The SPA spearheaded countrywide demonstrations that toppled al-Bashir in April and led to a power-sharing agreement between military and civilian leaders.

Under that deal, appointing civilian governors won't happen until peace with the county's rebel groups is achieved, the Associated Press reported.

Footage circulated online showing the protesters, mostly youth, waving Sudanese flags and calling for the resignation of the local governor whom al-Bashir appointed.

The SPA has repeatedly called for appointing civilian regional governors, and dissolving al-Bashir's National Congress party.

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