By Eddie Conway
EDDIE CONWAY Welcome to The Real News. I’m Eddie Conway coming to you from Baltimore. Protests in the Sudan continues. The military, which had turned against Omar al-Bashir’s government and protected the protesters from the presidential guard, has seized power, but they refused to relinquish this power for the sake of a civilian government. Protesters flocked to the capital of Khartoum and intensified their demand for democracy. Against the deadly fire arms used by the military, protesters are using paint and brushes and utilizing art as a means of resistance. Here is a clip of two graffiti artists who are contributing in their own way to the protests.
EDDIE CONWAY Joining me to explain what’s going on in Sudan is Professor Khalid Mustafa Medani. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Islamic studies, Chair of the African Studies at McGill University, and he wrote and edited a lot of articles on Sudan, among his prolific writings on Africa, Arabic, and Islamic political economy. Thanks for joining me, professor.
KHALID MEDANI You’re very welcome. Thank you for having me as your guest today. It’s my honor.
EDDIE CONWAY Okay. We interviewed Khalid…