Hundreds of Sudanese join protest in London against 29 years of Bashir’s rule
A broad coalition of the Sudanese diaspora in the UK, alongside Waging Peace, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), and student-led movement STAND UK demonstrated on Saturday 30 June 2018, to mark 29 years since President Omar al-Bashir assumed office in Sudan.
Mende Nazer spoke at the protest, saying:
“Khartoum burns, kills, enslaves and bombs us. They destroy our culture, bulldoze our schools and bomb our hospitals. But we are still Nuba. I was enslaved for many years. I escaped thanks to people of Britain. Please urge your government not to support the cruel government in Khartoum. We have families we love, just like you. But the British Government is increasing support for the cruel Khartoum. We do not want to be refugees. We want to stay in our beautiful land of the Nuba Mountains.”