On 14 December 1988, 4ZZZ was taken off air and forcibly evicted from its UQ premises by the then student union executive, headed by one Victoria Brazil. The move prompted many previously apolitical students to take a firm stand against the move and to rally support for the station. While Zed was not to return to the premises its' volunteers had helped hand-build, unprecedented community support saw the station live to fight another day.
Sudan rises up for change #SudanRevolts
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Sudan's President, Omar al-Bashir, announced a week ago increase in living costs, which angered students.
Residensts at the University of Khartoum staged a demonstration and students quickly joined together and moved the protest off-campus.
Police forces were on the street breaking up the protest, and soon the police raided the university dorms, beating and harassing female occupants.
The demonstration continued into its fifth day on the 20th of June and protests began all around the country of Sudan. Several hundreds were arrested, but released quickly. Khartoum, the capital of Sudan has imposed a media blackout on the protests, whilst censoring all international media outlets. However, social media users have begun using the twitter hashtag SudanRevolts to keep people informed of the demonstrations in Sudan as well as blogs to cover the protests and actions.
Yassmin Abdul-Majeed, a Sudanese born Australian has returned to her country to help cover the happenings of the demonstrations. BrisbaneLine reporter, Pak, spoke with her to try and unearth the demonstrations going on in Sudan.