International solidarity protests against Sudan coup set for 30 October

1.00pm – 5.00pm

Sudanese activists abroad are mobilising for a day of action on Saturday 30 October to show their solidarity with mass marches in Sudan defying the military seizure of power on 25 October. Sudanese protesters have been rallying outside the embassy in London every day since Monday, calling for the release of arrested civilian leaders and other political prisoners and for the military hand back power. Activists from across Britain are expected to gather outside 10 Downing Street 1-5pm on Saturday 30 October for a mass protest.

The demonstration will coincide with rallies in Paris, Dublin and other cities internationally, as well as expected mass mobilisations across Sudan after nearly a week of strikes and civil disobedience. Protesters have braved live ammunition and brutal repression to take to the streets, as trade unions and revolutionary networks, such as the neighbourhood based resistance committees have stepped up collective action against the coup.

Leading trade unionists in Britain have joined the calls for solidarity with resistance to the coup. Vicky Blake, President of the UCU trade union which represents 120,000 university and college workers is one of the signatories to an open letter launched by MENA Solidarity in response to the coup. Louise Regan, Simon Murch and Gawain Little from the national executive of the NEU, Britain’s largest teachers’ union have also backed the letter. Gawain, who is chair of the NEU’s international committee told Middle East Solidarity:

What you can do: 

  • Join the solidarity protests on Saturday 30 October. London – 1-5pm outside Downing Street. Dublin 12-3pm O’Connell Street.
  • Sign our open letter from trade unionists and activists against the coup in Sudan https://www.change.org/NocoupinSudan  
  • Rush protests to the Sudanese Embassy in London, calling on the military to immediately cease all forms of repression and restore civilian rule. https://www.sudan-embassy.co.uk/contact/ 
  • Pass a resolution in your trade union branch condemning the coup and demanding that the British government breaks all links with the Sudanese military

Organised by MENA Solidarity Network