- Posted July 20, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Underrated: Protest in Sudan
(Khartoum,Sudan) -- As the dust settles and sunset nears, thousands of college students flock to their nearest Mosque. Ramadan is here, and not only are the student ready to break their fast, they are willing to do whatever it takes to break the Sudanese government.
"The citizens want failure of the system!" They shout, echoing the voice of their northern sister country, Egypt.
“We just want lower prices. Sugar, bread, chicken, prices are at an all-time high” pleads Khalid Attayeb.
Pictures of the
dictator president Omar Al-Bashir, are burned in a contained tire fire. More anger is released by the citizens of the world’s 86th most expensive place.
“[Al-Bashir] said he would leave if the citizens of Sudan didn't want him. Why wont he leave” asks Ahmed Hassan, student of Khartoum University, referring to a news conference in which the president said that the protest were composed of just a few rebels, and that if he felt the general public of Sudan didn't want him, he would immediately abdicate his presidency.
Unfortunately, the Sudanese government doesn't allow protest against itself. Peace Officers quickly scatter the gathered crowed with a lethal combination of tear gas, bullets, and brutality.
Up to now only two fatalities have occurred, but as the protest persist many more are probable, especially with the unrelenting government in control.