This is the important reason behind the blue wave taking over social media

People worldwide are showing support for Sudan
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This is the important reason behind the blue wave taking over social media
#BlueForSudan

If you're active on social media you may have noticed many users turning their Instagram profile pictures blue, and you might be wondering why. It all started on June 3rd when peaceful protester Mohammed Hashim Mattar was killed during a demonstration against Sudan's Rapid Support Forces' (RSF) military crackdown. Since then, the RSF have continued to kill and torture hundreds of civilians in the capital of Khartoum, prompting international news coverage about the situation and an outpouring of support through social media.

Social media users worldwide are changing their profile pictures blue, Mohammed Mattar's favourite colour, and are using the hashtag #BlueForSudan as a sign of solidarity and to spread awareness, as Sudan is currently in the midst of a media blackout.

These are just some of the celebrities joining the blue wave:

CARDI B

NAOMI CAMPBELL

BELLA HADID

SOPHIA BUSH

SZA

Photos: Instagram