A Sudanese woman rallied protesters outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on April 8, social media users reported.
The image of the woman was widely shared by social media users in Sudan, who dubbed the woman ‘Kandake,’ according to the New Arab. Kandake is the title of ancient queens of the Kingdom of Kush and has been used as a historical symbol of Sudanese women, local media reported.
Anti-government protests began across Sudan in December amid food shortages and rising prices. The demonstrations have been frequently marked by violence as security forces used live ammunition and tear gas to crack down on demonstrators.
This footage shows the woman leading a chant in Khartoum on Sunday. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful