Protesters return to barricading streets of Khartoum

Protesters have come back to barricade the streets of Khartoum in anticipation of a nationwide civil strike to be announced in Sudan.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

On Sunday, protesters blocked main streets in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in response to calls by resistance committees issued last week.

The barricades were set up along main and subsidiary roads in the triangle capital’s three cities: Bahri, Omdurman, and Khartoum itself.

Earlier this week, resistance coordination bodies in Sudan unveiled the revolutionary schedule for the final days of the month of March, which includes barricades, “millions” marches, and awareness programs.

Pictures released on social media showed streets around the capital being barricaded with burning tires, cinder blocks, and tree branches.

The protesters resorted to these road blocks as an alternative, “safer” way to combat security forces, whose rampant violence when cracking down on protests has lead to the death of 91 civilians so far.

The resistance committees decided to opt for the road-blocking option once more after it had proved successful in crippling transportation movement in the capital last week.

Sources revealed that after the success of the road blocks, the resistance committees were most likely to announce a comprehensive civil strike across the entire country.

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