J. Cole, Ari Lennox And More From Dreamville Express Support For Sudanese People Amid Protests | Def Pen
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In an age where it has becoming increasingly difficult to separate politics from art, more artists have become more socially aware in recent years. Over the last few months, we’ve seen Travis Scott hit the campaign trail and Meek Mill advocate for criminal justice reform. More recently, we’ve seen more artists speak up and speak out in support of the Sudanese people as they look for resolution amid recent political uprisings.

Protests in Sudan hit unseen heights earlier this week in the wake of recent criticisms of President Omar Bashir. In recent years, the Sudanese President has come under fire for a variety of controversial incidents. In 2010, the International Crime Court indicted Bashir on crimes against humanity and genocide. More recently, the Sudanese currency has decreased in value which has caused hardships for many as items spike in price. Bread and other everyday items have risen in price over the past two weeks. As a result, many in Sudan have taken to the streets and social media to protest these recent political actions. Unfortunately, nineteen people have lost their lives in these protests. In addition, over 200 people have been reported injured during these protests.

In response to these protests, a number of artists have expresses their support for the people of Sudan. Most notably, J. Cole, Ari Lennox and other members of Dreamville have taken to social media to vocalize the support of those in Sudan.

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