Royal Kids – Viral photo of 22-year-old woman becomes symbol of Sudan Uprising


A photograph of a woman, believed to be just 22, leading a protest chant has come to symbolise the Sudan Uprising The photo, taken by photographer Lana Haroun, is said to summarise “this moment we have been waiting for for the past 30 years ” While Haroun does not confirm the woman’s identity in her post, several news outlets have identified the woman as Alaa Salah, a 22-year-old engineering and architecture student The image features Salah standing on top of a car with her finger pointed towards the sky, surrounded by dozens of people recording on their phones This image from the Sudan Uprising has gone viral. [Photo: Twitter/Lana Haroun] It has achieved viral status, gaining tens of thousands of likes and retweets since it was posted earlier this week People on Twitter have praised the image for its powerful depiction of the woman Others have pointed out the woman’s sheer “bravery” in getting up and leading protestors Some have compared the image to the Statue of Liberty. Others have suggested it belongs it will make history Hind Makki, an interfaith educator, has also revealed there’s even more than meets the eye to this image In a Twitter thread, she spoke about the rich symbolism of her outfit. She also spoke of the significance of women-led protests in the country Last Saturday, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the street in Kartoum, Sudan, to mark the 100th day of the protest movement against President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year-long regime More than 3,000 people have been arrested since the protests began last December, according to CNN While estimates vary, it is believed there have been between 32 and 78 fatalities during this period, according to the broadcaster

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21 thoughts on “Royal Kids – Viral photo of 22-year-old woman becomes symbol of Sudan Uprising

  1. Congratulations Alaa Salah you're the 👍best all 🇸🇩 they 💖love you and all the world thank you for doing great jobs

  2. I am inspired by Alaa Salah. She is not only an icon of Sudan protestors, she is a powerful depiction of hope and courage and visibility for women around the world and the continent of Africa!!!! Alaa Salah is what we need in Africa; more and more women leading. Against threats of death she fearlessly stands up in leadership opposing a feared and ruthless dictator and his repressive regime as a student and gracefully at the age of 22! She is phenomenal, I had to post my video on her! Alaa Salah is incredibly remarkable and deserving of all the recognition.

  3. ازول ابوي رويس دا قاعد يقول كلام م كويس داير يحنك بتنا قال ليها لو سمعتي كلمي دا رسلي لي رقمك تبا لك١

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