If you're using any social media platforms at all, the chances are very high that you have seen people changing their DPs to a plain blue picture.
For those who are oblivious to the reason, it's to show solidarity with Sudan.
My avi is blue because I stand in solidarity with Sudan. There is currently a blackout in Sudan— shondaaa (@adoreshonda) June 16, 2019
- 500 killed
- 723 injured
- 650 arrested
- 48 women raped
- 6 men raped
- 1000 missing #BlueForSudan #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/TU9qQSvq5u
The crisis that started after ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir, led to widespread protests because of Army taking over the country.
Many pro-democracy protesters were gunned down and raped by the army personnel in the uprising, making it a global issue demanding immediate attention.
Mass arrests.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) June 13, 2019
Bodies floating in the Nile.
100+ killed and 700+ injured by regime forces in the last 10 days.
There is a crisis in Sudan going on at this moment and barely any international attention paid to it. https://t.co/tDnt3TIDEh
However, mainstream media in many parts of the world chose to remain silent on the issue. The blue profile picture was an attempt to change that and start the much-important disucssion.
let's be clear— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) June 11, 2019
If the humanitarian crisis in #Sudan received ***a fraction** of the global concern and aid that poured into Paris during the Notre Dame Cathedral fires,
100's of lives would be saved, and international pressure would keep a murderous gov't at bay. Only If.
The movement, called #BlueForSudan, started after the untimely demise of one of the protesters in the region. His name was Mohammed Hashim Mattar.
Hashim was killed during an uprising on his birthday, while he was trying to save two women.
#Sudan 🇸🇩: one of the protesters who was murdered by the #RSF at the sit-in was Mohamed Hashim Mattar. He died trying to shield a couple of women.— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) June 5, 2019
In the picture Mohamed is celebrating his birthday, it was taken just two hours before he was killed.#SudanUprising #SudanMassacre pic.twitter.com/jXlT1IvL1l
Hashim's favourite colour was blue, led to the start of this movement.
Why #BlueForSudan? The movement was started by grieving friends of Mohamed Mattar, who had travelled from London to Khartoum, reportedly shot by military forces while protecting two women in the crackdown. Blue was his favourite colour.— aiza 🐸📱 (@curious_aiza) June 16, 2019
(You should be paying attention to Sudan)
Why: #BlueForSudan— UncensoredFeedback (@iamnevaehskye) June 16, 2019
To honour the memory of Mohamed Mattar, whose favourite colour was reportedly blue.
Mattar was reportedly shot while trying to protect two women during the bloody dispersal of the protest camp outside the military headquarters.#StandUpForSudan #PrayForSudan pic.twitter.com/kv4ZaU9ZCm
Maybe #BlueForSudan won't save the world, but it will raise awareness about a terrible issue that would otherwise go unspoken and *hopefully* let the people of Sudan know they are not alone.— Ronza (@RaniaEssamAli) June 17, 2019
Be their voice when they don't have one. pic.twitter.com/EuhfDz7auw
Muslim brothers and sisters of sudan are brutally being killed and thrown into the nile river. so as a muslim and as a human being i want to do the least i can do to help them, get the media’s attention and make more people aware of this #BlueForSudan pic.twitter.com/l0ctqWqF43— 🖤 (@gotbigbangtan7) June 16, 2019
There is currently a blackout in Sudan— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 16, 2019
-48 women raped
-6 men raped
No western media has reported on the massacre. Copy/paste this tweet or RT to spread awareness and stop it being suppressed.#SudanMassacre#BlueforSudan pic.twitter.com/acuizgmVhZ
A moving note scribbled on a wall of a Khartoum hospital the day of the massacre by an injured protestor— Mohanad Elbalal (@MohanadElbalal) June 18, 2019
“If I die Let them know that it wasnt desire for my homeland that killed me nor was it the bullet, let them know that I sold my life to buy them a homeland”😢#BlueForSudan pic.twitter.com/B5outeStOO