On Sunday night, Kondele residents held a candle light vigil in solidarity with Sudanese citizens amid the ongoing massacre in the country.
Sudan’s military rulers have admitted that they ordered the “security operation” that led to the killing of at least 100 protesters last week.
Troops and government-backed militia groups moved into Khartoum, attacking protesters who were demanding a return to civilian rule, following the removal of former President Omar Al-Bashir.
In Kondele, police brutality isn’t something unfamiliar. Just recently, dozens of families were left traumatized following incidents of police rape, beatings and torture during the 2017 post-election violence.
Hospital staff and county government officials confirmed that at least 100 people, mostly men, were seriously injured in the beatings and shootings.
Many others did not go to seek treatment for fear of being further targeted or arrested.In fact, at least 92 people with serious injuries, including 3 women who said police raped them, had not sought any medical help.
So when the news that Sudanese citizens were undergoing similar situation hit the streets, members of the Kondele Community Social Justice Centre invited residents for a night vigil at the town’s main roundabout where they expressed their unwavering support for the North African nation.
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