Celebrities are taking to social media to express their support for the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria. Over the weekend, various local and international stars have used their platforms to inform their fans of the protests taking place in the West African country.
Now American actress Viola Davis is the latest celebrity reacting to the movement. Taking to her Instagram on Monday October 12, the Oscar award winner shared a post that broke down what is happening in the country.
“Praying for Nigeria! 🇳🇬🙏🏿💛… To all my international followers who follow me for my art, excuse me. My people are dying. We are fighting for our right to live and I will not be quiet,” she wrote.
On Sunday October 11, The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu dissolved the special police force at the center of protests against police brutality.
Protests against the unit began after a video surfaced of a man allegedly being killed by police. The protests have been held since 2017 with people coming together through Twitter to oppose the rogue unit of the Nigerian Police Force, known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
However, despite the disbandment, youths are still calling for the abolition of the unit and the end to police oppression and brutality in the country.
Viola joins the long list of International celebrities such as Diddy, Burna Boy, Drake, Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, Justine Skye, Trey Songz, Ella Mai, H.E.R, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, MoneyBaggYo and more artists around the world are joining Nigerian activists and sharing information to help the movement gain more international attention.
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