Celebrities Join Global Protests Over Police Brutality In Nigeria
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Celebrities Join Global Protests Over Police Brutality In Nigeria

Africa , Nigeria , news
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Oct 14, 2020

US rapper Kanye West has joined a growing list of celebrities speaking out in support of people in Nigeria who are currently protesting against police brutality.

The protests across Nigeria are in response to the outcry from young people in the country who say the police unit known as the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) is responsible for kidnapping, harassment, and extortion. 

Demonstrations continued after the inspector general of police recently announced that the unit was being disbanded and its officers redeployed.

Celebrities including singer Trey Songz, former professional footballer Rio Ferdinand, and “Star Wars” actor John Boyega are also supporting those protesting the controversial police unit.

The Nigerian diaspora community from around the world are organizing protests in solidarity with their counterparts at home. 

#EndSARS protests have taken place in Canada, England, Germany, and the United States so far.

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