Washington, D.C. – Hundreds of Sudanese Americans gathered in front of the White House on Saturday to call on the Biden administration to take action to end the ongoing war in Sudan.
On April 29th, hundreds of Sudanese American protesters gathered in front of the White House to demand action against the ongoing conflict in Sudan. The demonstrators called on the Biden administration and Congress to increase pressure on the Sudanese military and militia to immediately stop the war.
The conflict between the two leaders of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), has led to over 400 deaths and thousands of people fleeing to neighboring countries. Despite several attempts at a ceasefire or truce, the fighting has continued.
Protesters chanted and drummed while carrying placards that read “Shame on you United Nations” and “Stop killing civilians.” They expressed their frustration with the lack of action from the international community to put an end to the war.
الثورة ثورة شعب— Mai El-Sadany (@maitelsadany) April 29, 2023
والسلطة سلطة شعب
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The State Department issued statements on Friday confirming that hundreds of American citizens have left Sudan by land, sea, and air. However, Donald Trump Jr. criticized the US evacuation effort, calling Sudan a “war-torn shithole country” in a recent tweet.
So Joe Biden just stranded another 16k Americans in a war torn shithole country that he pulled out the embassy staff and military from first.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 23, 2023
The Sudanese American protesters hope that their demonstration will bring attention to the urgent need to stop the devastating war in Sudan and encourage the international community to take action.
As mass evacuations of foreign nationals in war-torn Sudan wind down, the White House warns that time is running out, the U.S. has initiated its first effort to evacuate hundreds of American citizens from the capital, Khartoum.