Sudanese in Canada Hold Protests in Solidarity With their Compatriots Back Home

Published December 26th, 2018 - 08:44 GMT

videos emerged on social media of dozens of Sudanese in Canada taking part in a protest at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square to support their families back home in their anti-government uprising.

According to Canada’s CBC, Toronto’s demonstrators gathered on Tuesday afternoon. They were chanting “stop the killing in Sudan” and “free Sudan” to show support with their compariots back home who faced killing and violence by security forces.

The demonstration comes in an attempt to put more pressure on the Canadian government to take a stand and help Sudanese in their demands for freedoms and democracy.

Tuesday was the seventh day of continuous protests in Sudan, where people went to the streets to demand the ouster of long-ruling president Omar Bashir. It was all prompted by price increases that worsened the living conditions of Sudanese and quickly inturned protests demanding for the stepping down of Bashir.

According to Amnesty Internetinal, at least 37 protesters were killed by live ammunition fired by security forces during the 7-day protests.

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