'It is Unbearable To Watch': Rihanna, Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton And More Speak Out In Solidarity With #EndSARS Protesters
Tensions continue to escalate in Nigeria.
October 21, 2020 at 2:48 pm
As protesters continue to demand an end to police brutality in Nigeria, celebrities and politicians from the world are using their platform to echo the voices of the outraged civilians. According to Reuters, the demonstrations started two weeks ago and initially focused on a police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has been accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders.
Although SARS was disbanded on Oct. 11, protests are still demanding for law enforcement reforms. Tensions continued to escalate in the capital, Lagos, on Wednesday when soldiers opened fire on civilians, as Blavity previously reported.
The public figures are increasing awareness to the ongoing demand for social justice and pressuring the government to make changes. Here are some of the responses: