Protesters In Sudan Are Defying President Bashir’s Nationwide Ban On Protest

Posted on March 13, 2019 11:18 am

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Op-Ed by Joziah Thayer

President Omar al-Bashir declared a state of emergency last month in response to the protest that erupted in mid-December of last year. This state of emergency is described by many as being a last ditch effort to quell the uprising in Sudan that threatens Omar al-Bashir’s presidency and his 30-year reign as a dictator.

Immediately after declaring this state of emergency in Sudan, Bashir started to consolidate power. Bashir removed every governor in the country from office and replaced them with generals loyal to his regime. The state of emergency he declared