As news of the massacre of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by the Nigerian Army gain widespread traction, more international celebrities have added their voice to the ongoing protests against police brutality across the country.
On Tuesday, demonstrators were been gunned down by military personnel at the Lekki Toll booth in Lagos state, which according to Amnesty International has resulted in over 7 deaths. Several footages of the heartbreaking situation can also be found all over the internet.
Expressing their sadness and concern over the oppression currently stifling Nigeria, American singer Rihanna, rapper Nicki Minaj and actress Gabrielle Union took to social media to respond to these heinous acts.
Rihanna shared on Twitter a heartfelt note and photo of the Nigerian flag covered in blood. “I can’t bare to see this torture and brutalization that is continuing to affect nations across our planet! It’s such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the ones we are most afraid of being murdered by! My heart is broken for Nigeria man!! It is unbearable to watch! I’m so proud of your strength and not letting up on the fight for what’s right! #ENDSARS,” she wrote.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 20, 2020
Moments after her tweet, Minaj followed suit, showing her solidarity. She wrote, “Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard. #EndSARS.”
Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard. 🇳🇬 #EndSARS
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) October 20, 2020
Also acting extraordinaire Union expressed her worries as she quoted a graphic video showing the scene of the bloody protest ground. “#EndSARS We need everyone’s voice to amplify what is going on as we speak!! The world is watching,” she tweeted.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 20, 2020
This is coming after former Secretary of state to the US Government, Hillary Clinton tackled President Buhari and the Nigerian Army to ‘stop killing young #EndSARS protesters’.
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