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Man...nothing like having your Sudanese mother check you on the #SudanUprising

So I was talking to my mom about what’s happening in Sudan and this image came up. To put it mildly, she was not impressed. Here’s why:
The protests have been going on for the past 4 months, and during this time many have been either killed or jailed and tortured. Thing is, these protests have had women at the forefront leading them from the start.
As the army was going after the protesters the soldiers weren’t holding back and treating women differently. They got their share of beating as well. So when this image went viral as the “face of the uprising”, my mom went off and said:
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"The revolution has only just begun".
الثورة بدت يا دوب
The same applies to the Arab Spring. 2011 was year #1 in a 20 year transition. If this was a movie, you've only seen the first half hour.
Across the Arab speaking region, simultaneously:
- Popular uprisings
- Civil wars
- Proxy wars
- Authoritarian hysteria
- Terrorism
- Militias
- "Reforms" at the precipice
- Counter revolution
- Social contract breakage
- Economic unsustainability
- Stiff resistance & resilience
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#Breaking: just in - All of the Political prisoners in #Sudan have been released #SudanUprising
#Update: Just in - video of protestors celebrating the release of the Political prisoners in #Sudan just recently. #SudanUprising
#Breaking: Just in - The military in #Sudan is reportedly looking if they should impose Martial Law at night! Now that a full military coup in Sudan has took place today... Things are not looking great for the people, now the military has power over the country. #SudanUprising
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#Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to set up a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday.… #SudanUprising
#Sudanese sources said the army will likely announce a transition of power from Bashir to a council headed by military figures to end Bashir's 30yrs in power.“…
Since the weekend, thousands of demonstrators began camping out outside the Defence Ministry compound in central Khartoum, where Bashir's residence is located. #SudanUprising
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#Breaking: Just in - Reports of explosions and gunshots heard in #Sudan!
#Breaking: Just in - Confirmed! the military of #Sudan is engaging with the state police in Sudan and is clashing heavy right now. The #SudanUprising has begun.
#Update: A video from #Sudan showing heavy clashes going on right now in this #SudanUprising day at 02:50 AM.
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U.S. Cyber Command blocked Yevgeny Prigozhin's Russian troll farm from accessing the Internet for several days. His hackers are part of Concord Management, which also includes the Wagner Group that kills reporters and spies on the peaceful #SudanUprising.…
Prigozhin is a Russian organized crime boss who began as a pimp and a thief, and graduated to running gambling rackets for Putin in St. Petersburg. He's called Putin's Chef because Concord Management has the catering contracts for the Russian Ministry of Defense. #SudanUprising
When I say Prigozhin was a pimp, I mean he was convicted of trafficking a 13-year-old girl. When I say he was a thief, I mean he beat up a woman and stole her coat, shoes, and earrings. Now his Wagner Group provides protection for Sudan's dictator Bashir. #SudanUprising
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For the past 2 months, disturbing images have been coming out of Sudan.

Images like this.

Who are these hit squads? Where are they taking people? And what happens to the people they target?

#BBCAfricaEye investigates...

#SudanUprising #تسقط_بس #مدن_السودان_تنتفض
Since Dec 2018, Sudan has been rocked by protests against the 30-yr rule of Omar al Bashir.

Demonstrators began by protesting a hike in food and fuel prices.

Now, they’re calling for the overthrow of the regime.
The crackdown has been brutal.

Sudanese security forces have used live ammunition on demonstrators.

According to human rights groups, they have killed more than 50 of their own citizens.
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The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA)
Press Release
For immediate release
Contact: Addresses below

SPA Invites Sudanese Professionals Worldwide to Sign Reconstruction Pledge

Khartoum, January 14th, 2019. Four weeks into nationwide demonstrations calling for President Omer al-Bashir to step down, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), an umbrella organization for technocrats and highly-skilled workers,

and in coordination with professionals outside Sudan, appealed today to all Sudanese worldwide (diaspora, expats, etc.) to sign a pledge for sharing their expertise to assist in leading a wide range reconstruction process of the country -

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#SudanUprising Dec. 31 thread: As police fired tear gas and live ammunition at peaceful demonstrators in Khartoum, wounding at least four people, Sudanese observers on the ground wondered about the significance of Russian military trucks spotted in the capital. (1)
On Dec. 31, hundreds of Sudanese professionals -- including medical doctors, teachers, and engineers -- gathered to march at 1:00 p.m. local time in central Khartoum, near the intersection of Abdel Moneim Mohammed Street and Sayed Abdul Rahman Avenue. #SudanUprising (2)
The demonstrators gathered peacefully to call for an end to the Bashir regime, and the release of students, medical doctors, journalists, and opposition leaders who have been snatched up recently in mass arrests. #SudanUprising (3)
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What began as a response to rising food prices has become a full-blown revolt against Omar al-Bashir’s 25yr rule… #SudanUprising
“This is not part of the Arab Spring. Our people in #Sudan have history,” said Amjed Farid, pointing to the October Revolution of 1964 and the April Intifada of 1985, which respectively overthrew Sudan’s first and second military dictators. “I hope the past repeats itself.”
“The protests started and spread in a different way from previous ones, which have often begun in the capital and focused on #Khartoum-specific issues....Many of the protesters involved have been women, teenagers and students.” #SudanUprising
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#SudanUprising Thread, Dec. 28: The @WashingtonPost suggests clues as to why the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum (@USEmbassyKRT) does not unequivocally condemn the corrupt Bashir regime's newspaper censorship, Internet disruptions, mass arrests and shootings of peaceful protestors. (1)
#SudanUprising marches and strikes to end the regime have spread to at least 22 cities and towns. Armed forces and police have fired tear gas and live ammunition against unarmed, peaceful protesters. The death toll has reached 37 and continues to rise. (2)
#SudanUprising protests are about much more than the economic crisis seen in skyrocketing food and fuel prices, and banks' lack of liquidity. Working-class Sudanese are demanding the overthrow of the ruling NCP party as well corrupt, entrenched political and economic elites. (3)
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Various Arabs and non-Arabs need to stop projecting their own fears, politics, and various bullshit onto the protests in Sudan. The citizens on the streets of Sudan have agency and do not need your unsolicited opinion. Offer your solidarity or shut the fuck up.
And may I say, it's racist to assume that the Sudanese are awaiting orders from abroad to risk a fucking bullet in the head in order to take to their streets and demand a government that respects their basic rights. Yes, racist.
Also, know your history, the Sudanese have had more popular revolutions in the past century than Egypt, Syria, and Libya combined. They did it before there was whatsapp, Twitter, or Facebook. They don't need your lessons.
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#Anonymous has re-initiated #OpSudan, Anons requested to assist in taking down government online infrastructure, bypassing internet restrictions, and create mapping applications to record protests and atrocities. #Sudan_revolts #SudanUprising #sudanvoices #مدن_السودان_تنتفض
Anons joining #OpSudan, expect heavy push back from Russia government hackers. #Sudan has recently signed major mining, oil refinery agreements as well as military cooperation with Moscow.
#Sudan_revolts #SudanUprising #sudanvoices #مدن_السودان_تنتفض…
#OpSudan Update: An estimated 300 #Sudan govt websites and associated domains have been taken offline and/or infiltrated by Anonymous in massive cyber attack against #Bashir Regime. List:
#Sudan_revolts #SudanUprising #sudanvoices #مدن_السودان_تنتفض
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Sudan hit by deadly state repression by the #Bashir regime, as police open fire on food price and anti-regime protests quickly spreading throughout the country. #Sudan_revolts #SudanUprising #sudanvoices #مدن_السودان_تنتفض…
As protests continue to rage and with authorities killing protesters; Sudan's Omar al-Bashir was flown by the Russian government to visit Assad in Damascus who is also responsible for the mass killing of protesters across Syria.…
Sudanese hacker hacks government webpages with this message: 30 years is enough get lost & shalom. Open call for int'l hackers to join insurrection against regime is now issued. #Anonymous #Sudan_revolts #SudanUprising #sudanvoices #مدن_السودان_تنتفض
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A #Sudanese lawmaker said 2 students were killed during protests in the southeastern city of Gadaref as demonstrations against soaring prices spread to new parts of the North African nation.…
Demonstrations took place this week in Port Sudan and the central city of Atbara, where authorities declared a state of emergency after protesters set fire to the ruling party’s main office and the city government’s headquarters. #SudanUprising
Residents told Al Jazeera that the protests were triggered after bread prices increased. Demonstrators are calling for the "overthrow of the regime", a slogan that was common during the Arab Spring uprisings… #SudanUprising
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Over the last week, protests have erupted across #Sudan, with NISS intelligence service stations being burnt and reports of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) defending protestors in some locations. This is a developing thread for remotely monitoring the situation, h/t @trevorsnapp.
In Atbara, for example, protesters have set fire to the headquarters of ruling the National Congress Party, led by President Omar al-Bashir. There's plenty of visual evidence of the unrest, such as this video. Geolocation: 17.694190, 34.001319 (…).
The NCP headquarters suffered heavy damage from the protests on 19 Dec 2018, as this photo shows (h/t @wasilalitaha). Second image shows the building in a better state, via their Facebook page.
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