Strike in Sudan demanding Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down

Sudanese opposition groups have launched a one-day strike in support of protests demanding Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down and have also called on people to go out on the streets.

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The Sudanese opposition groups launched a one-day strike in support of ongoing protests calling for the ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the Associated Press reported.

Activists say the streets of Khartoum and Omdurman were empty on Tuesday as thousands of people began to strike. The activists spoke on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation.

The Association of Sudanese Professionals, a comprehensive group of independent trade unions that led the recent wave of protests, demanded the strike and called for street protests later in the day.

The unrest began at first because of rising prices, and quickly turned into calls for Bashir's resignation after two decades in office.

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