Why Aren't These People in The #SudanRevolts?

Rifling through the trash
A question that baffles me. Just by looking at these people you can tell what kind of situation the country is going through; everywhere are men, women and children forced to take to the streets to try and secure some kind of income. And they don't complain. About ANYTHING. These are the people that should be leading the demonstrations, and I just don't understand why they're not even in them.

Selling corn and other vegetables

Homeless man walking barefoot on the side of the road

Little beggar boy

Kids selling tissue boxes

Collection of manual laborers advertising their tools

Kid pushing a wheelbarrow

An elderly man sitting on the curb looking for a job

Tea lady

Washing cars

Elderly man cleaning the road

Piles of trash in front of Khartoum main referral Paediatrics Hospital

Piles of trash in front of Khartoum main referral Paediatrics Hospital

Selling sugar and sweets on the side of the road

Kid selling bottled water in the afternoon traffic

Lady selling nuts on the side of the road

Elderly man selling cigarettes and tissues

Little beggar girl

Advertising tools for work
And on the other hand you have these fools who aren't much better off than anyone else, but still insist on serving the regime that doesn't pay them enough to feed their families for a week.
يا بوليس ماهيتك كم؟ و رطل السكر بقا بكم؟

One of a number of trucks full of riot police parked around Khartoum University

Wad Nubawi

NISS in Wad Nubawi

Wad Nubawi

Wad Nubawi


  1. Agreed but its quite possible that taking a day off work to protest for these people means not eating that day. Just a thought.

  2. You're right. But no one said a revolution would be easy. And a tiny negligble percentage cannot fight on the whole country's behalf. And just the fact that a day off means a day without food should be incentive enough to want to fight for change, rather than remain content and passive about the situation.

  3. Your question is frustrating everybody but we must also ask why our revolution hasn't picked up steam. Is it due to apathy, or something missing? I think we need a trigger (like the child that was shot and sparked the last Palestinian Intifadha - noting that Al Jazeera have desensitized us to the image of dead children covered in blood) or is it because we lack numbers and this guerrilla style demonstration warfare isn't doing it for us? A Tahrir would give us power. Hmmm

  4. Tagreed Abdin: Trigger? Other than the 8 Students who died in Niala and the other 120 hurt ones? No, I don't think Revolution is coming anytime Soon.

  5. It is elitist and outdated to call the poor "beggars."

    They are economically underprivileged and poor.

  6. 'Beggar' refers to the act of begging rather than a term with which to define the 'underprivilaged and poor'.


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