Today, my capital city, KL is locked down to quell the people from taking it to the streets, rallying for a better, freer and cleaner future.
Here in Khartoum, we too, are locked down today within our housing enclave, in anticipation of the rumored unrest in conjunction with the birth of the newest nation in the world, South Sudan. South Sudan successfully split from the north and gain independence today.
While I stayed in as advised by our security officers, I'm glad and inspired to see so many of my fellow countrymen by the tens of thousands, braving the streets, peacefully and fearlessly.
A friend asked me what would this demonstration achieve anyway. Probably, nothing immediately.
But, it's a show of solidarity of the people. It's a time to make a point across (whatever the point is). It's a declaration of love for the country. It's a step in the right direction. It's a start of a long and hard journey of change.
Well done you all.