Sudanese community demand ‘Bashir out!’

Protest in Parramatta against the Sudanese regime. Photo: Susan Price

Members of the Sudanese community protested outside a meeting between representatives of the regime of Sudanese President Omar Bashir and Australian business groups, in Belmore on April 10.

Protest spokesperson Rashid Hussein told Green Left Weekly: “We are here to say no to a group of people representing the Bashir dictatorship attempting to launder money stolen from the Sudanese people.

“We call on the Australian government to stop this large-scale corruption. We don't want these war criminals to operate here.

Hussein said “huge demonstrations against the regime have continued in Sudan since December last year.

“The government is using live ammunition to kill protesters. Seven people have been killed in these latest incidents, so far.

“The Bashir regime has been in power for 30 years, since 1989. We are demanding that Bashir step down, and face the International Criminal Court for his crimes.”

A protest was also held in Parramatta, in Sydney’s west, on April 6, the anniversary of Sudan’s 1985 revolution.