Sudan Calling

For the first time in 30 years, people in Sudan are taking part in large-scale protests. In 1989, Omar al-Bashir seized power through a military coup, and has since ruled with an iron grip. Sudan has become a police state with massive corruption. The economy has gotten so bad that people have had enough: young people, women, the elderly, the poor and the rich throughout the country are protesting non-violently against the corrupt, racist and violent regime, with slogans such as “peacefully, peaceful defeat the thieves”. The regime’s response has been anything but non-violent; dozens of people have been killed, hundreds have been arrested, some have been tortured, and police and security services have been using tear gas and ammunition to disperse protestors.

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