Latest Civil disobedience News

US urges Sudan's protesters and army to resume talks

Jun. 12, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Activists called off a general strike and civil disobedience campaign as more businesses reopened and traffic returned to its normal bustle on Wednesday in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, as the U.S. and Ethiopia stepped up efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis —...

Amnesty warns war crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur

Jun. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese security forces have continued to commit "war crimes and other serious human rights violations" in the Darfur region, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as the African country has been rocked by political turmoil following the military's ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir in...

Some shops reopen in Sudan's cities despite strike call

Jun. 10, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops and businesses reopened Monday and some traffic returned to the streets of the capital of Khartoum and another major city despite calls by pro-democracy protesters to continue a general strike and other civil disobedience to try to pressure Sudan's ruling military council to...

General strike launched in Sudan after security crackdown

Jun. 9, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association urged people to stay home to...

Sudan protesters want civil disobedience to pressure army

Jun. 8, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Pro-democracy protest leaders on Saturday called on Sudanese to take part in acts of civil disobedience in a bid to pressure the military to hand over power after the deadly break-up of their main sit-in in the capital of Khartoum earlier this week. The call came a day after...

Sudanese vow to keep up protests after crackdown

Jun. 6, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement vowed Thursday to press its campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice, as security forces fanned out across the capital and appeared to thwart any new demonstrations. The...

Sudan protesters say 40 bodies pulled from Nile in capital

Jun. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — More than 40 bodies of people slain by Sudanese security forces were pulled from the Nile River in the capital of Khartoum, organizers of pro-democracy demonstrations said Wednesday, and new clashes brought the death toll in three days of the ruling military's crackdown to 108. The...

The Latest: Sudan protesters increase death toll to 108

Jun. 5, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The latest on developments in Sudan (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Sudanese protest organizers are reporting seven more deaths in the country's political turmoil, raising the death toll to 108 since security forces attacked a pro-democracy demonstration outside military headquarters...

Sudanese forces clamp down in capital, clash with protesters

Jun. 4, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters defied Sudan's military rulers Tuesday, carrying out scattered demonstrations around the capital of Khartoum as security forces — including one of the most feared military units — fanned out in large numbers and clashed with opponents in the...

35 dead as Sudan troops move against democracy protesters

Jun. 3, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 35 people, witnesses and protest leaders said....