Sudanese Strike Aims to Escalate Pressure on Military Council

Tuesday was the first day of a two-day nationwide strike called by opposition leaders demanding that Sudan's military junta transfer power to a civilian government. The military took power in April following the ouster of longtime president Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests. An alliance of unions, professional organizations, and political parties called the strike after talks between the alliance and the military council collapsed.

An employee of mobile phone company MTN holds a flyer supporting a general strike which he hands out to potential customers before turning them away, in Khartoum, Sudan, May 28, 2019.

Staff of Sena supermarket hold signs supporting the revolution while refusing to work during a strike in Khartoum, Sudan, May 28, 2019.

Siddig Ibrahim makes a V for Victory sign, a symbol of Sudan's revolution, outside his shuttered shop during the strike while one shop next door remains open, in Khartoum, Sudan, May 28, 2019.

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