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Advocating for Justice: the Sudanese People

Photo and video credit goes to Alejandro Fernandez

WASHINGTON- Since December 19, 2018, the people of Sudan began peaceful protests consisting of sit-ins and rallies to address concerns about their poor living conditions, lack of medical treatment and support by their dictatorial government and the rising cost of living in Sudan.

Since the protests began, mass killings by the Sudanese government militia began. The killings included women, children and all others who spoke up against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. Bashir announced a state of emergency in February of last year as an attempt to control his populace and those who demanded he step down from office.

"We are just looking for justice in Sudan. They are killing protesters, peaceful protesters in Sudan. We are calling support for outside (Nations) to support people inside because they are in a bad situation over there," Nasia said during a rally concerning the Sudan government in Washington D.C. on June 4, 2019.

Participants cried for support over the atrocities being committed by their government at home. They urged the U.S. or any powerful nation to step in and aid them in their time of political need.

Chants could be heard throughout the Capital lawn on Tuesday as more and more Sudanese people gathered on the lawn to spread awareness and gain support for those who stood against their corrupt and abusive homeland government.

By Alexander Fernandez