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Stand in Solidarity with Sudan
June 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In response to the lack of media coverage concerning the violent attacks on the protesters in Khartoum, Sudan, we ask you to join us for a peaceful protest in solidarity this coming Monday.
We stand in solidarity to continue spreading awareness of the genocide and brutality taking place in Sudan. We stand in solidarity to continue pushing the world to not shy away from events that do not directly impact them, but to challenge their capacity for empathy and care for those suffering. We stand in solidarity to show the people of Sudan that we will not let any of this revolution be lost in vain.
A brief summary of the events:
The dictator who ruled over Sudan for nearly 30 years, Omar al-Bashir, was overthrown and deposed by armed forces on April 11, 2019. Amidst the short-lived cheers of relief, joy, and victory, it was decided that Sudan would have a transitional government for the next 2 years, led by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) until the election of a new leader. Since then, there has been a 2-month long massive peaceful sit-in with the demand for a civilian ruled government.
During Eid, on June 3, 2019, a paramilitary group known as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) disrupted the sit-in happening in Khartoum, Sudan, by violently attacking and opening fire on the peaceful demonstrators/observers. Since then, it is estimated that the death toll is well over 100, with over 650 injured.
Shortly after the violence started, the UN pulled their personnel from Sudan, leaving unarmed and unprotected civilians to fend for themselves. 40 bodies were pulled from the Nile River on Tuesday, June 4th and taken to an unknown location by the RSF. There are innocent people being thrown in the River Nile, dead or alive. There are people being shot and r*ped in their homes. Soldiers are displaying the underwear of those they have r*ped to flaunt the number of people they have harmed.
They are tapping phones, cutting off internet access and media outlets, arresting and/or refusing entrance to organizations trying to provide relief supplies as well as medical aid. Mobile health clinics that were set up to treat injured protestors have been set on fire and destroyed; medical equipment looted, and health care workers assaulted.
As we stand in solidarity with the people of Sudan, we also acknowledge the war, genocide, and oppression faced by the fellow Sudanese people of South Sudan, Darfur, and Nuba. We pray for the uplifting of Sudanese people, and stand in comfort of the support brought from all communities.
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“You cannot have successful negotiations between the protest groups and the military so long as the security forces are killing fellow Sudanese. This has to stop. Until it does, I don’t see any prospect for meaningful negotiations.” -David Shinn, former Senior US Diplomat in Sudan.
Below are verified sources accepting donations to provide support to the protesters and other injured civilians:
Account name: University of Khartoum Alumni Association
Account #: 366700257
Bank routing #: 072000326
Cash App: $aliyousuf93
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