#BlueforSudan go viral in solidarity with pro-democracy struggle

On 6 June, the Rapid Support Forces cracked down on Sudanese protestors resulting in the death of 112 and the injury of 700 people. It was reported that the dead were thrown into the Nile over the Blue Nile Bridge. Among the victims was Mohammad Mattar who was reportedly shot while protecting two women. Mattar’s friends launched an online movement by turning their avatars blue in honour of him and the #BlueforSudan hashtag was trending on social media. Thousands of people worldwide, including celebrities, joined the movement and changed their profile pictures to blue to support the Sundanese pro-democracy struggle.