Sudan Protesters Vow Civil Disobedience to Pressure Ruling Army

(Bloomberg) -- Sudanese opposition groups urged a campaign of civil disobedience to pile pressure on the military council, accusing it of maneuvering to protect members of ousted President Omar al-Bashir’s regime.

The council is trying to win time “to allow the old regime to rearrange itself,” Khalid Youssef, leader of a group that’s part of the Declaration of Freedom and Change alliance, told reporters Wednesday in the capital, Khartoum.

Sudan Protesters Vow Civil Disobedience to Pressure Ruling Army

The council late Tuesday rejected some of the opposition’s proposals for a transitional constitution, saying it wants Islamic law to remain the main source of legislation, something that wasn’t among their suggestions. Al-Bashir, who seized power in 1989 and was overthrown amid mass protests last month, made hard-line interpretations of Shariah a cornerstone of his rule.

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