Civil Disobedience and General Strike- Field Report


Sudanese Professionals Association

Field Report

This report presents an evaluation of the civil disobedience and general strike in the professional, vocational, service and local sectors carried out by the Sudanese masses on (9,10,11)th of June 2019.

**Evaluations were carried out in various sectors and represented in percentages throughout this report.

▪️Educational Sector:

Complete strike within the examinations committees across Sudan

• Regional Educational Offices strike implementation:

– High School 95%
– Primary School 60%

• Schools :

• Staff Attendance:
– Strike implementation 95%
– Upcountry Strike 90%

▪️Transportation Sector:

• Public Transport and Stations:
– Mina Barri 86%
– Sha’bi Omdurman 90%
– Abu Hamama and Abu Adam Markets 93%
– Shandi Stop 80%
– Domestic state trips 67%

• Aviation:
(Khartoum International Airport)
– International Flights 84%
– Domestic Flights 99%

• Sea Freight and Shipping:
– North and South Ports 85%

• Railway:
– Atbara 98% (Atbara channel opened under threats)
– Central Line 100%
– Eastern Line 100%
– Western Line 100%

• Internal Transport
– Greater Khartoum 80%
– Regional 71%

▪️Banking and Finance Sector :

• Central Bank 64%
• Remaining Banks 72%

▪️Commodities Sector :
• Retail markets inclusive of ranges of consumables, apparel, household items, car dealerships, jewelers and others witnessed a high response rate and registered 86.3% participation after 3 days of civil disobedience.

• Vocational strips which include garages, carpentry and lathing shops also registered a high participation of 91%

• Main roads in the Capital and Greater Khartoum have been mostly left vacant with minimal activity. Similar sights have also been reported in other main cities roads across Sudan.

▪️Engineering Sector:

• Electricity:
– Sales of Electricity and Water 60%
– Turbo Generators 70%
– Transport 74%
– Distribution and Emergencies 80%

• Stations:
– Heat Generation station 70%
– Garri Station station 99%
– Bahri Heat station 60%

• Oil and Gas:
– GNPOC 85%
– Higleeg 94%
– Sudabit company 85%
– Asawir company 98%
– NUS company 98%

• Industrial Sector
– White Nile Sugar 98%
– Halfa Sugar 80%
– DAL Group 99.5%

• In addition to the vast number of privately owned factories, companies and presses response to the call for civil disobedience was highly positive.

▪️Telecommunications Sector:

– NTC 63%
– Zain 99%
– MTN 98%
– Canar 88%
– Sudatel 82%
– Huawei 90%
– Ericsson 100%

• A delegation from the National Intelligence and Security Services in collaboration with Huawei Co. teamed up to implement a nationwide Internet Services shutdown.

Media And Public Relations Sector :

• 100% civil disobedience on the first day (9th June) within political and sports newspapers

• 60% civil disobedience on the second day (10th June) within political newspapers, where only 6 newspapers were issued and 9 daily newspapers were not, in addition to 3 (non daily) papers.

• Political Papers that were issued on 10th of June are:
– Al Intibah
– Al Sayha
– Al Sudani
– Al Mahjar
– Al Ahram Alyoum
– Akhbar Alyoum

• Sports Newspapers registered 100% civil disobedience on the second day with the exception of “Sooker Newspaper”

• 57% civil disobedience on the third day (11th June) within political newspapers, where only 7 newspapers were issued and 8 daily newspapers were not, in addition to 3 (non daily) papers which are “Almaydan”, “Al Ba’ath”, and “Akhbar Alwatan”

• Political Papers that were issues on the 11th of June are:
– Al Intibah
– Al Sayha
– Al Tayar
– Al Mahjar
Al Ahram Alyoum
– Akhbar Alyoum
– Al Wifaq

• Sports Newspapers registered 100% civil disobedience on the third day (11th June), with zero papers being issued.

▪️Public Health and Medical Sector:

• The Public Health and Medical sector includes general physicians, orthodontists, pharmacists, nurses, lab technicians, anesthesiologists, radiologists, ophthalmologists, psychiatrists and mental health professionals, nutritionists, medical engineers and medical officers.

• The strike was implemented whilst taking into consideration covering all emergency sections and cases. Full civil disobedience was witnessed in areas that were forcefully shut down by the Ministry of Health (numerous governmental hospitals across the capital have been shut down)

• Medical support was provided free of charge in emergency departments of government hospitals after all the required medical supplies including medication, and tools were provided by regional and national organizations and after mass public outcry for assistance.

• Several private hospitals also provided medical support to injured protesters free of charge.

▪️Khartoum State Strike implementation:

– Government 93%
– Private enterprises 62%

▪️Upcountry Strike Implementation:

– Government 90%
– Private enterprises 47%

Note: The Doctors strike on cold cases has been in effect since December 24th 2018 and is now in it’s 6th month and will continue until a full civilian government has been announced.

▪️Legal Sector:
• Judiciary: 100%
• Prosecutors Office: 90%
• Lawyers: 100%
• Legal Counselors: 100%

SPA Media Team
12 June 2019


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