Protest Monitor

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The Sudan Protest Monitor

On 25 October 2021, Sudan’s military orchestrated a coup that dashed Sudanese hopes for a political transition to a more democratic, civilian government. This same public has routinely resisted this takeover by holding 109 national protests calling for the military to step down. Since the coup, in 54 towns and cities across the country, millions of Sudanese continue this call – in one of the world’s largest and longest protest movements recorded.

This movement appears set to continue despite efforts by military and security units to use repressive countermeasures to quell the protests. Sometimes using live bullets and tear gas, security forces have, on average, killed a protestor every third day since the protests began.

To monitor and commemorate the sacrifices made by civilians in Sudan’s protest movement and those who have recorded it, Ayin is pleased to launch an upgraded version of the Sudan Protest Monitor.

On 30 October 2021, just five days after the coup, the Sudan Protest Monitor (SPM) was launched using open-source data to record and map Sudan’s protests. Using online images and footage taken and uploaded by the Sudanese public, the SPM allows viewers to see when and where protests are taking place, the number of protestors participating, and the levels of violence used against them.

This project is managed and published by the Ayin Media Network using data collected by the Sudanese Archives, an independent research and human rights organization that monitors analyses, and preserves social media-driven content. While we strive to ensure all open-source data is credible, using only uploaded video footage of protests as confirmation, it is not always possible to verify all data.

It is important to note that this is a work in progress. We routinely receive advice and support from other documentation organisations and civil society actors to continually improve our documentation and verification. We rely on your feedback to make the app better. We also want to know if there are major protests in your town that we missed. You can submit content on the app and contact us at:

We hope journalists, researchers, and the public at large will be able to use this application to explore the data and the stories behind every major protest since the 2022 coup. Complete, data sets are available for the public upon request.

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