A photo of Ala’a Salah standing on the roof of a car, leading Sudanese pro-democracy protesters, captured the raw street power of a people’s movement determined to end the 30-year-old regime of President Omar al-Bashir – and it went viral.
Ala’a, like many women before and alongside her, was front and centre of the country’s revolution.
As a Syrian activist, seeing that photo of Ala’a reminded me of the brave girls and women who also called for change – in streets, in parks, and on top of cars, too – at the beginning of the Syrian revolution (and war) in 2011. Despite the miles and years that separate our movements,
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