Following the assassination attempt, leaders of the Sudanese revolution called on their supporters to take to streets in a show of unity and cohesion, and to “protect the transitional authority”
The government and four other armed rebel groups had agreed to a ceasefire on October 21 last year to facilitate humanitarian access to the civil war-affected area. Any violation by the government forces might prove to be a set back for the progress made in the peace negotiations so far
After the violence in West Darfur which left over 50 dead, Sudan’s civilian forces are pushing for the formation of a legislative council which can revoke the immunity to military generals
The march was led by the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF), an umbrella of political parties and unions, which came together to represent the people and their revolution.