An derelict crofthouse in Sutherland with a #blue #hoover in the main room. People on social media are posting blue-themed images in memory of 26-year-old Mohamed #Mattar, who was killed during an attack by security forces in #Sudan at the beginning of June. The hashtag #blueforSudan has been trending internationally on Twitter as people seek to raise broader awareness of the situation in the country. The colour has been chosen because it was the Instagram avatar of Mattar, an engineering graduate. The hashtag has become a rallying point for Sudanese nationals outside the country, with users encouraged to share statistics of victims of the government’s crackdown alongside the images: 500 killed, 723 injured, 650 arrested, 54 raped, 1000 missing. My own sister was born in Sudan but sadly it was a whole different, politically stable, country 70 years ago.

June 14, 2019 at 06:21PM An derelict crofthouse in Sutherland with a #blue #hoover in the main room. People on social media are posting blue-themed images in memory of 26-year-old Mohamed #Mattar, who was killed during an attack by security forces in #Sudan at the beginning of June.

The hashtag #blueforSudan has been trending internationally on Twitter as people seek to raise broader awareness of the situation in the country. The colour has been chosen because it was the Instagram avatar of Mattar, an engineering graduate. The hashtag has become a rallying point for Sudanese nationals outside the country, with users encouraged to share statistics of victims of the government’s crackdown alongside the images: 500 killed, 723 injured, 650 arrested, 54 raped, 1000 missing. My own sister was born in Sudan but sadly it was a whole different, politically stable, country 70 years ago.

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