Thousands of people in European capitals have taken part in rallies to mark the Global Day for Darfur. In London, several hundred people turned out calling for action to stop the conflict in the west of Sudan. One demonstrator said: “At the moment there is a genocide going on in Darfur, and it is obviously my duty to do all I can to draw the public attention to it, and to draw the attention of the Sudanese government to the shame they are heaping upon themselves.”
Berlin was also one of the 35 world capitals where rallies took place. “We are protesting against the German government being so inactive,” said a protester. “The German people are still not informed enough on the subject.” There were similar scenes in Rome. It is estimated that at least 200,000 people have died in Darfur and 2.5 million people have been displaced.