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Sudanese CP calls for unity after party offices held under siege

THE SUDANESE Communist Party has called for the deepening of the revolution after its headquarters were held under siege and attacked by security forces late on Friday. 

Protests continued for a fourth straight day yesterday with communists taking part despite being targeted by security forces last week as they seek to derail the revolution. 

There was another heavy deployment of security forces on the streets of Khartoum, including both army vehicles as well as those of the feared Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitaries. 

Tear gas was fired into the communist’s building in the capital on Friday as protests against the military junta intensified. 

“The capital and cities of Sudan witnessed millions of people demanding the establishment of full civil authority,” the party said, after which security forces “besieged” the party offices. 

“They fired a barrage of sound bombs and tear gas inside the centre, which resulted in injuries,” a statement added. 

Communists have played a leading role in the mass protests that have continued across Sudan since the armed forces, led by Lieutenant General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, seized power last October. 

The military coup reversed the gains made by the Sudanese people after they deposed former dictatorial ruler Omar al-Bashir following a popular uprising in 2019. 

Committees of Resistance have been established across the country with regular protests demanding the immediate return to civilian rule and democratic elections. 

But they have been met with a violent response with more than 100 people killed in a violent crackdown waged by the coup administration. 

At least nine people were killed and 366 injured last week as security forces opened fire on protesters, which the party condemned as an act of brutality. 

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The SCP said that “the people are the decisive factor” in what they have described as a revolution and called for mass actions including a countrywide general strike.  

“The power of the people comes from the heart of the organised mass movement,” the party said, calling for an “open revolutionary escalation as a precursor to a political strike and civil disobedience.” 

“Long live the struggle of the Sudanese people,” it said.

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