“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS. We have been working on partnerships with youth organisations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food, and shelter. To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you. Please visit Beyonce.com for a list of organisations to show your support.”
This was how American singer, Beyonce, declared that she has joined a host of international celebrities that are lending their support in the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. For about two weeks now, Nigerian youths under the auspices of #ENDSARS movement began a protest against police brutality in the country. However, on Tuesday evening, the government in Nigeria deployed the Nigeria Army to open fire on the peaceful protesters who sat on the floor and were waving the green-and-white Nigerian flag. Several lost their lives, and many others were heavily injured and are in different hospitals across Lagos State.
Beyonce who is now a mother of three took to her Instagram account to announce to her 155 million followers that she ‘has been working on partnerships with youth organisations.’ She further stressed that there has to be an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria as demanded by Nigerian youth