Sudan crisis: ‘Mass arrests’ ahead of general strike

A number of Sudan’s bank, airport and electricity workers have been arrested ahead of a strike against the military rule, the main protest group says. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) says employees are also being threatened by the authorities.

The ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has made no comment. Campaigners have called for ongoing civil disobedience from Sunday, days after a military crackdown left dozens dead in the capital Khartoum.

The military took over after persistent protests led to the ousting of long-time President Omar al-Bashir in April, promising a transition to civilian rule.