June 30th marks the 33rd anniversary of the Islamist-backed coup that brought Omar al-Bashir to power in 1989, toppling Sudan’s last elected government. The military council removed al-Bashir in April 2019 following mass protests against his rule. These same generals shared power with civilian opposition politicians between August 2019 and October 2021, when they seized control of the government again in another military coup.
Sudanese activists are preparing for a “milioniya”; a call for millions-strong mass protests, on 30th June 2022, demanding total civilian rule. This is amidst growing fears that the military will continue its bloody crackdown against unarmed civilians despite lifting the state of emergency.
#KeepEyesOnSudan #SudanUprising #ReleaseDetainees.
What you can do:
- Join a local protest in solidarity with the 30 June demonstrations. Manchester, Thursday 30 June 4-6.30pm, Piccadilly Gardens. London, 30 June, 3-8pm outside the Sudanese Embassy, 3 Cleveland Row, SW1A
- Send a message to the Sudanese Embassy, calling on the Sudanese government to release all political detainees and to end the repression of protests. https://www.sudanembassy.org.uk/contact-us/