Crisis in Sudan becomes a cause on social media with #BlueforSudan

A street in Khartoum, Sudan, June 11, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah.

Comedian Hasan Minhaj devoted an episode of his Netflix show “The Patriot Act” to what’s going on in Sudan. Celebrities like Rihanna and George Clooney have taken to social media to raise awareness about a violent crackdown on protesters that began last week. There’s also a hashtag: #blueforsudan.