International solidarity protests against Sudan coup set for 30 October

Sudanese activists abroad are mobilising for a day of action on Saturday 30 October to show their solidarity with mass marches in Sudan defying the military seizure of power on 25 October. Sudanese protesters have been rallying outside the embassy in London every day since Monday, calling for the release of arrested civilian leaders and other political prisoners and for the military hand back power. Activists from across Britain are expected to gather outside 10 Downing Street 1-5pm on Saturday 30 October for a mass protest. 

The demonstration will coincide with rallies in Paris, Dublin and other cities internationally, as well as expected mass mobilisations across Sudan after nearly a week of strikes and civil disobedience. Protesters have braved live ammunition and brutal repression to take to the streets, as trade unions and revolutionary networks, such as the neighbourhood based resistance committees have stepped up collective action against the coup. 

Leading trade unionists in Britain have joined the calls for solidarity with resistance to the coup. Vicky Blake, President of the UCU trade union which represents 120,000 university and college workers is one of the signatories to an open letter launched by MENA Solidarity in response to the coup. Louise Regan, Simon Murch and Gawain Little from the national executive of the NEU, Britain’s largest teachers’ union have also backed the letter. Gawain, who is chair of the NEU’s international committee told Middle East Solidarity:

“We must unequivocally condemn the military coup in Sudan … there must be no accommodation afforded to this wholly illegitimate military administration by the international community, including the British government.” 

Gawain Little, NEU International Committee

What you can do: 

  • Join the solidarity protests on Saturday 30 October (full list below)
  • Sign our open letter from trade unionists and activists against the coup in Sudan https://www.change.org/NocoupinSudan  
  • Rush protests to the Sudanese Embassy in London, calling on the military to immediately cease all forms of repression and restore civilian rule. https://www.sudan-embassy.co.uk/contact/ 
  • Pass a resolution in your trade union branch condemning the coup and demanding that the British government breaks all links with the Sudanese military

Solidarity protests – stop the coup in Sudan 30 October

  • London – 10 Downing Street, 1-5pm
  • Birmingham – Bullring, 1.30pm
  • Edinburgh – City Chambers, 1pm
  • Leeds – City Hall, 1pm
  • Sheffield – City Hall, 1.30pm
  • Wigan – Wigan & Leigh, 12.30pm
  • Dublin – O’Connell St, 12pm
  • Bergen – Torgallmenningen, 3pm
  • Berlin – Sudanese Embassy, 4pm
  • Brussels – Place de Luxemb., 2.30pm
  • The Hague – Malieveld, 12.30pm
  • Milan – Piazza della Scala, 1pm
  • Munich – Max-Joseph-Platz 3pm
  • Paris – Place de la Republique, 1pm
  • Stockholm – Sergels Tord, 4pm
  • Atlanta – CNN Center, 12pm
  • Boston – Copley Square, 4pm
  • Charlotte – Romare Bearden, 10am
  • Chicago – N Michigan Ave, 1pm
  • New Orleans – City Hall, 12pm
  • Ohio – Ohio State House, 12pm
  • Philadelphia – City Hall, 4.30pm
  • San Francisco – City Hall, 12pm
  • Santa Fe – State Capitol, 1pm
  • Washington – Independence Ave, 1pm
  • Wisconsin – The Calling, 1pm
  • Edmonton – Legislature Building, 3.30pm
  • Ottawa – Global Affairs, 2pm
  • Toronto – City Hall, 1pm

One thought on “International solidarity protests against Sudan coup set for 30 October

  1. Sudan calling , support the revolution
    Freedom , peace and justice
    Condemn the coup and call for the civilian led government

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