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US urges Sudan's protesters and army to resume talks

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Activists called off a general strike and civil disobedience campaign as more businesses reopened and traffic returned to its normal bustle on Wednesday in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum, as the U.S. and Ethiopia stepped up efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis — following last week’s deadly clampdown by security forces on pro-democracy demonstrators. Security forces violently dispersed the main protest sit-in on June 3 in Khartoum, killing over 100 people in the capital and across Sudan in a sweeping crackdown, according to protest organizers. It was an alarming turn in the two-month standoff between the protest movement and the military, which removed President Omar al-Bashir from power in April amid a popular uprising against his rule. The Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters’ demand for civilian rule, called on people to return to work across Sudan, after the three-day general strike, on late Tuesd
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