Could the Arab Spring finally be reaching Sudan? On June 18, a protest began at the University of Khartoum against a sudden rise in the price of gas and transportation. It soon spread across the country to become a call to topple dictator Omar al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan since 1989. As Christian Caryl writes on Foreign Policy's Democracy Lab, "This is a guy who was willing to kill millions of his compatriots -- and not only Darfuris -- in order to keep himself in power. Now, thousands of Sudanese are taking to the streets to defy him and his regime."
Above, protesters burn tires in the al-Daim neighborhood of Khartoum. The week-long protests have been small and yet have been met with brutal state violence.
Courtesy of Azaz Shami