Protests against the transitional government are underway throughout South Sudan and the diaspora, according to PCCA.
The People’s Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA) announced plans for protests across South Sudan and the diaspora against the transitional government.
PCCA is a coalition of civil society organizations that launched a public campaign earlier this month calling for political change following ten turbulent and frequently bloody years of independence.
Former state governor Kuel Aguer Kuel was arrested in the capital Juba by the National Security Service (NSS) for signing the campaign declaration.
In a Radio Tamazuj report seen by NCMP, Abraham Awolich, a PCCA representative from the Sudd Institute, stated that 30 August 2021 marks the start of “a series of peaceful demonstrations, strikes, and acts of civil disobedience across the country.”
The group’s representative stated that the protests will continue until the South Sudanese people’s demands are met. The group demanded the immediate release of former Governor Kuel Aguer Kuel, civil rights activists, and political detainees.
Additionally, it urged President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar to resign “for failing the people of South Sudan since independence.”
The coalition government formed in accordance with the 2018 peace agreement has yet to make a statement regarding the protests.
South Sudan has struggled to recover from a civil war that began only two years after independence in 2011 and is now afflicted by insecurity and a desperate hunger crisis.