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Alaa Salah, Know Her Name, the Women in the Images of Sudans Uprising

by in World on 10th April, 2019

President Omar Al Bashir has ‘governed’ Sudan since 1989, nationwide demonstrations have been taking place to call Bashir to step down, the full extent of the protest is not clear as the government has issued a shutdown across social media in response to the number of protests. Protests began in December and have been slowly gathering momentum through Facebook groups in the country. People have taken to the streets despite beatings from the police officials, some have said nothing can stop us. Over 8 people have been recorded dead and many Human rights activists have highlighted that it is apparent that excessive force has been used, despite this Alaa Salah who’s iconic image went viral continued to lead a protest in the country. She was pictured standing on top of a car wearing all white. Her choice of clothing has also sparked interest at pays homage to Sudanese women who wore the “callback” whilst fighting for the dictatorial rule.

Salah is currently studying engineering and architecture at Sudan International University in Khartoum.

She is part of a growing number of women taking control of protests, hundreds have women have been out in protest over the last few months.

Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

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