Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Support #EndSARS Protests Over Police Brutality in Nigeria

Written by on October 20, 2020

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are utilizing their platforms to talk out in assist of protests towards police brutality in Nigeria.

Nigerians have been protesting towards the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Power, after a video emerged of officers allegedly killing a person. The hashtag #EndSARS started trending worldwide as protests proceed throughout the West African nation. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari introduced that SARS shall be disbanded, however the violence has escalated in current days.

On Tuesday evening, Nigerian safety forces opened fireplace on protesters in Lagos, killing a number of folks as the federal government sought to finish two weeks of marches towards police brutality.

Worldwide celebrities together with Kanye West, Massive Sean, Trey Songz, and Lil Child have taken to social media to voice their assist for the #EndSARS marketing campaign. On Tuesday, a heartbroken Rihanna reacted to the “torture and brutalization” in Nigeria.

“I can’t naked to see this torture and brutalization that’s persevering with to have an effect on nations throughout our planet!” the singer wrote on social media. “It’s such a betrayal to the residents, the very folks put in place to guard are those we’re most afraid of being murdered by!”

Added Rihanna, “My coronary heart is damaged for Nigeria man!! It’s insufferable to observe! I’m so happy with your energy and never letting up on the battle for what’s proper! #ENDSARS.”

Nicki Minaj has additionally joined the rising record of stars rallying across the #EndSARS motion. “Standing with & praying for the courageous younger folks of Nigeria who’re on the entrance traces of this mindless violence. Your voice is being heard. 🇳🇬 #EndSARS,” wrote the brand new mother.

Nigerian superstars together with John Boyega, Davido, and Burna Boy have referred to as for an finish to the violence in Nigeria. Burna Boy inspired his followers to signal a petition to implement sanctions towards the Nigerian authorities and officers.

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