Alliance statement: Solidarity with the popular uprising in Sudan
Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialistshttp://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article47466
Publisher: Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières
Date Written: 08/01/2019
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23212
Statement of allliance by the Aliiance of Middle Eastern Socialists for the ongoing uprising in Sudan which erupted on December 19th, 2018.
We the Alliance of Middle East Socialists support the ongoing uprising which erupted across Sudan starting December 19th, 2018. The protests were set off by the lifting of subsidies on bread, wheat, and electricity as well as spiking inflation. The United Nations Development Program has estimated that nearly half of the population, i.e. 20 million, live below the poverty line. However, their demands go much deeper and call for the downfall of the regime of Omar al-Bashir because of its decades of economic, political, and social repression. The dictator al-Bashir was also on the verge of obtaining constitutional amendments allowing him to run in the presidential election in 2020.