The past few days, protests have been happening in every state, city and town in Nigeria, and Nigerians in the diaspora are also joining in the fight for change.To show solidarity, some international celebrities have joined protests or voiced their support for protestors on their online platforms.
US rapper Kanye West , actress Viola Davis, Top model Naomi Campbell, singer Trey Songz (real name Tremaine Aldon Neverson), former professional footballer Rio Ferdinand and “Star Wars” actor John Boyega are also among those showing support to those protesting against police brutality in Nigeria.
“I stand with my Nigerian brothers and sisters to end police brutality, the government must answer to the peoples cries #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria,” West tweeted Monday.
Top model Naomi Campbell
singer Trey Songz (real name Tremaine Aldon Neverson)
Professional Footballer Rio Ferdinand
“Star Wars” actor John Boyega
The protests in cities across Nigeria came after weeks of outcry online from young people in the country over claims of kidnapping, harassment and extortion by a police unit known as the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). Demonstrations continued after the inspector general of police announced Sunday that the unit was being disbanded and its officers redeployed
The horrifying story of Nigerians, especially the youths in the hands of SARS is sparking protests around, and other countries around the world. Many stars are using their social media platforms to speak out and share their emotions about the ongoing movement.
This is evidence that your voice is being heard all over the world.