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Sudanese Communist Party calls for solidarity actions as protests demand transfer to civilian rule

THE Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) has called for international efforts to support the struggle for democracy and social justice as mass demonstrations continue despite a brutal clampdown.

It called for all communist and workers’ parties to continue solidarity actions and condemn state oppression as tens of thousands take to the streets.

The marchers have rejected a deal struck between Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the military junta which seized power in a coup in October.

Mr Hamdok has defended the deal which includes a 14-point programme paving the way for elections in July 2023.

He said it was necessary to avoid a “slippery slope” that could lead to further chaos and civil war.

Bu protesters have called for an immediate transfer to civilian rule and the establishment of democracy in the African nation.

Security forces attacked a peaceful demonstration earlier this week, wounding scores of people. 

They then stormed local hospitals in the capital Khartoum detaining some of the wounded and preventing medics from treating them.

The attacks were condemned by the SCP which said that “after two years of revolution we face the same power surrounded by weapons and bullets.”

It called for the overthrow of the military-dominated regime urging the Sudanese people to continue their steadfastness and “defeat them with our revolution.”

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