- As the #EndSARS movement continues to gain steam on social media, Beyoncé and many others have shown their support
- After seeing the devastation that the SARS protests have caused and the many lives lost, Beyoncé had to speak out
- These protests were unexpected and sudden to the authorities and many have been severely injured and lost their lives
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Beyoncé is just one of the many international celebrities who have spoken out about the heartbreaking #EndSARS movement. Nigeria is facing a battle that needs to be stopped.
After seeing the devastation that the SARS protests have caused, and the many lives it has taken, Beyoncé could not sit back and not say something.
Taking to social media, Beyoncé posted a post showing her support to Nigeria in which she expressed her sadness and urgency to end the SARS protests. She wrote in a message posted to Instagram on Tuesday:
"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 organizations 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 by you."
Nigeria is currently the most populated country on the African continent with 206 million citizens, according to the latest statistics. For the past two weeks, the nation has been experiencing major unrest with youth-led groups protesting police brutality and the lack of employment opportunities.
These protests were unexpected and sudden to the authorities and many feel that it may well be a sign that the political landscape in the country is set to change.
It was previously reported that a group of Nigerians living in South Africa gathered on Wednesday to protest against the current unrest in the country. The group will be marching to the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, determined to protest against the injustice despite being so far from home.
Ayo Songuro, a lawyer living in SA, participated in the demonstration and commented that:
"Tomorrow morning (yesterday, Wednesday) we take the protest to the Nigerian High Commission here. If the government thinks it can ban protesters at home, then we will take up the baton and protest across the world."
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