Awadiya Mahmoud hands out free tea to protesters on May 03, 2019 in Khartoum, Sudan. Awadiya started selling tea in 1983 and by 2013 she had organized 13 community groups for tea sellers and a union to organize them. The union worked together to fight police harassment, find homes for the women, and open a clinic. She says there are around 26000 women in the union. She started serving free food and tea to keep the protesters strong and is an a constant presence at the sit-in.
Protesters calling for a civilian government held large protests in Khartoum to commemorate those who were killed June 30, 2019 in Khartoum, Sudan. The protesters headed towards the Republican Palace but were stopped by security forces.