After severe crackdowns by the military, the Freedom and Change alliance–protestors in Sudan who favor a transition from military to civilian rule–are now urging night protests. This is what civilian leaders term a “revolutionary escalation.” This escalation is designed to put increased pressure on the Transitional Military Council (TMC) to transition sooner rather than later to civilian rule. The dispersal of the protest camp on June 3, the action which has now precipitated night protests, came after a breakdown in talks between the Freedom and Change alliance and the TWC, according to Al Jazeera.
The military crackdown occurred on a massive protest against military rule in Khartoum on June 3. Members of a special military unit called the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary group, are blamed for the crackdown. Reports vary as to the number of those killed in the attack. However, some reports, including civilian…
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