June 30: A Global Show of Solidarity with the Sudanese Revolution

Posted on July 3 2012 by nile

June 30 saw a widespread show of solidarity from Sudanese in the Diaspora with the ongoing protests of our sisters and brothers in Sudan. The day marked the 23rd anniversary of the National Congress Party’s (NCP) coup. This year however, the NCP was not able to engage in its typical annual celebration due to the popular uprising taking place across Sudan.

From Canberra to Washington and London to New Delhi, the Diaspora came out in force to demand democracy and freedom for Sudan.

Protest in Paris in support of Sudan Revolts (June 30, 2012)

Protests took place in locations as diverse as:

  • London, England
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Washington, D.C., USA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Paris, France
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • New Delhi, India
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sacramento, California, USA
  • Canberra, Australia

Protest in London in support of Sudan Revolts (June 30, 2012)

In one voice, Sudanese across the globe called for this to be the last ‘June 30th’ commemorated by the dictatorial regime. Sudanese people representing different regions and political affiliations took to the streets in the spirit of revolution. Many reported that the feeling in the air was truly different to the rallies and demonstrations previously held in the Diaspora. There was an atmosphere of camaraderie and true possibility. While activists and political organizations were well represented, so were groups that are traditionally not as politically engaged. Whole families, youth, women, and marginalized groups participated in showing their support for the courageous people of Sudan facing arrest, brutality and torture in the name of love for their country. This is not a movement simply against austerity measures, but a struggle for justice, peace and equality for all Sudanese. The Diaspora stands in solidarity with this righteous movement led by our people in Sudan.

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