A group of protesters in Cardiff against Sudan’s military coup

A Sudanese Community in Cardiff show opposition to the Sudan Coup that hindered the transition to democracy.

Sudanese in Cardiff protest the military coup and call for peace back to Sudan

Last Saturday, the Sudanese community organized a protest in Cardiff, people shouted and sang in the street with loudspeakers and banners to protest the military coup that happened in Sudan on 25 October 2021.

These protesters rallied in the street from morning to afternoon, they appeal to demand no more fear and destruction in Sudan and required a trial for the coup leader.

“I just want a loving and fun and happy and amazing country that my children can be a part of, where there is not a constant fear of death or destruction over the strike,” says Sarrah, one of the protesters in the street.

Sarrah, 24, student, wishes to go back to her homeland in the future, where there is no more fear of death

Around 20 people join in this protest in Queen Street, and they kept shouting “al-Burhan (military coup leader) to ICC”. There was also a protest on 30th October in London, and the Sudanese Community is the organizer of these protests. “We have millions and millions of people come out all across the world and protest peacefully,” says Sarrah.

Protesters shouted “al-Burhan to ICC” with loudspeakers and banners, and required a trial for the coup leader

This community in Cardiff is just a branch of the British Sudanese community, some of their members move to the UK for study and work, some are immigrant children. Living far away from their homeland didn’t make them feel isolated from Sudan, but made them care more about their relatives and friends who still live in their motherland.

This military coup, which Abdel Fattah al-Burhan led, has arrested the prime minister and his wife, as well as the cabinet members. the internet was cut for a time in the capital, and fear and insecurity were among people.

This coup was seen as a barrier to Sudan’s transition to democracy. After the military coup, vast numbers of people have come out to support the civilian government and protest the military, as well as those living abroad.

A Sudanese community rallied on street against Sudan’s military coup, most of them expect to go back to their homeland.

“We have been trying to slowly move our country towards a more democratic rule one where the people have more safe in the country…but there’s no way possible for us to go back,” says Sarrah.

The military coup hindered the transition to democracy in Sudan, and more democratic groups have come out against the military coup. They expect to find a way of bringing peace back to Sudan.

According to Sarrah, most of them hope to go back to Sudan in the future, they are hoping for a peaceful and democratic country where they can live and work.