Sudan is in an escalating crisis, and celebrities such as Rihanna and George Clooney are now using their fame to try to get the message across the globe. This, together with heartbreaking messages from Sudanese social media influencers, implies that individuals in the Western world are finally standing up and taking note of the political chaos in Sudan, which this week has reached new levels of severity.
Sudanese people began protesting against the rule of former President Hassan al-Bashir, who resigned on April 11, 2019, in December 2018. At least 19 kids are among the dead and the country’s violent militia groups have sexually abused dozens. Reports say that the odor of rotting bodies can be smelled in the schools. Then the military took over and has since ruled.
But pro-democracy protesters want the authority to be handed over to the civilians. A sit-in was held outside the headquarters of the army in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. But the army leaders have been cracking down for the previous month, killing dozens.
According to protest organizers, security forces have murdered over 100 individuals in a sweeping crackdown in the capital and across the nation. So far, it has been disclosed that the chaos in the African country has wounded more than 700 individuals. In the protests, Mohamed Mattar, 26, who studied at Brunel University in London, was killed.
It was an alarming turn between the protest movement and the army in the two-month standoff that removed President Omar al-Bashir from power in April in the midst of a popular rebellion against his rule.
After the three-day general strike, the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the demand for civilian rule by the protesters, called on people to return to work across Sudan. Its decision reflected an increasing desire for protest leaders and the governing military council, after a week of violence, to prevent further escalation.