Monday, 4 February 2019

"Siri, Show Me 'An Exercise In Futility'...."

Around 100 people took part in a demonstration to support the people of Sudan. They were protesting against the Sudanese struggle against what they argue is a fascist regime, which has been accused of violently oppressing peaceful protesters.
Sounds a bit dangerous, then, doesn't it?
They gathered at the Old Steine Gardens in Brighton on Saturday calling for President Omar Al Bashir, who has ruled the country for 30 years, to step down.
They held placards displaying various messages.
Ah.

Yeah. I'm sure that'll do the trick.
Nagwa Ballal, founder of the Sudanese Women and Children Group in Brighton and Hove, said: “This demonstration was about supporting the people who are rising up to the current Al Bashir regime.
“He has driven lots of people into poverty and also the standard of living has been very poor.
“Al Bashir has ruled the country for 30 years and people want the regime to end.
“We’ve had enough. He has killed many innocent protesters, who were only demonstrating peacefully.
I have been in the UK for more than 20 years and I started up the Sudanese Women and Children Group in Sussex in 2004.”
If there's anything less likely to bring about regime change, I've yet to see it!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I policed a demonstration a few years ago outside an embassy in Knightsbridge. I can't even remember which shit-hole fly-ridden country it belonged too. I got chatting to one of the organisers during a quiet period. He was very angry about the situation in his homeland. I said to him "why don't you go back there and protest then?"
Jaded.

Andrew Scarborough said...

Jaded, I doubt if he would do so even if you and enough of your fellows in uniform went along to ensure his safety.

Anonymous said...

I understand that, following a mass demonstration of 100 people in the Sudanese capital against Green, snowflake, policies, local elections are on the horizon following the mass resignations of the disgraced and humiliated Brighton Council.
I think that puts things into perspective.
Penseivat

staybryte said...

"They were protesting against the Sudanese struggle against what they argue is a fascist regime"

So they were protesting against the struggle against the regime? Ergo in favour of said regime? Or can these "journalists not write a single coherent sentence?

JuliaM said...

" I said to him "why don't you go back there and protest then?""

Your colleagues would have to nick you if you said that today!

"I think that puts things into perspective."

LOL!

"Or can these "journalists not write a single coherent sentence?"

There's precious little evidence!