Bloomberg | Hunted Professionals Plan Sudan’s Protests From the Shadows

By day, they could be examining patients, calculating tax returns or teaching Khartoum’s schoolchildren. In their free time, they’re part of a clandestine group helping organize Sudan’s biggest protests in decades — and authorities are desperately hunting them down.

The Sudanese Professionals Association, whose membership is mostly secret, has become a major thorn in the side of President Omar al-Bashir. For the long-time leader facing almost two months of nationwide demonstrations calling for his resignation, it may be an uncomfortable reminder of the firebrand trade unions that helped oust his predecessors in 1964 and 1985.

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