Blue for Sudan : A Social Media Campaign
Sudan is in the midst of a brutal political crisis. People are protesting for their freedom, but authoritarian President and his forces have shut down the internet in a bid to close them off from the rest of the world. People on social media turning their profile pictures blue to stand in solidarity with Sudan and bring awareness to the uprising that is currently sweeping the North African Country.
This began after Mohamed Hashim Mattar, 26, was allegedly shot dead by Sudanese Paramilitary rapid Support Forces during a crackdown on protesters in the Sudan’s capital Khartoum on 3rd June 2019.
Those who are taking part in spreading #BlueForSudan. The color blue came from a warm hearted, martyrs known as, Mohammed Hashim Mattar, my cousin who has passed away on the 3rd of June, as he was standing proud. Blue was his fav color, which now presents unity.🇸🇩
Mattar’s Blue pic.twitter.com/MdZ7f2sLwS
— OmerYousiff (@OmerYousifff) June 12, 2019
Protesters in Sudan have vowed not to give up. We stand with them. pic.twitter.com/FqCWzMT44y
— Amnesty International (@amnesty) June 14, 2019
Entire Social media trending with hashtag #PrayForSudan , #SudanMassacre , #RaiseVoiceForSudan #BlueForSudan etc.
— MARAH (@MARAH30050525) June 14, 2019
Sudan crisis: What is happening, and where does it go from here?Thousands of social media users have switched their Instagram and Twitter Avatars to the same colour, using the hashtags #blueforsudan. PLEASE STAND FOR PEACE IN SUDAN Join us to get our voices heard pic.twitter.com/aaoKKkNVaM
— International Taskforce (@TaskforcePak) June 14, 2019
— Enaaaaa (@AinaBat69187352) June 14, 2019
There is currently a media blackout in Sudan;
– 723 injured
– 650 arrested
– 48 women raped
– 6 men raped
– 1000 missing
If we each dedicated ONE post to this,the world would be FORCED to pay attention!#BlueForSudan #SudanMassacre pic.twitter.com/yIGHCK7Ta7
— dj kastiva (@DjKastiva) June 14, 2019
— ~ (@wondrousoulxxii) June 14, 2019
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