By Nathan Morley
Police in Sudan have used teargas on protesters who were trying to erect roadblocks in the capital Khartoum.
The teargas was fired on the first day of a civil disobedience campaign, designed to get the ruling military council to relinquish power. At least one person was killed in the violence.
It’s reported that a number of bank, electricity and transport workers were arrested prior to the strike. The main roads and squares in Khartoum have been deserted for days.
Last week, a ruthless assault on demonstrators left over 100 people dead in the capital, crushing hopes for a swift, democratic transition of power. Outside of Khartoum, there are reports that the strike is spreading.