Written by: Amoh Baffour Doregin
The #ENDSARS protests is still ongoing in Nigeria and it is causing a total uproar on social media after the whole incident hit a different phase yesterday evening.
Armed soldiers shot at unarmed and peaceful protesters which killed and wounded most of them. This had made a lot of celebrities both local and international to add their voice to the ongoing crisis, with most local celebrities asking and not knowing why the Chairman of ECOWAS, the president of Ghana , His excellency hasn’t said anything yet.
The likes of Nana Aba Anamoah, Lydia Forson, Gary Al Smith, A Plus amongst others have all either tweeted or posted on Facebook wondering why top peaceful organizations in Africa, The AU and ECOWAS not saying nothing in the midst of all these and standing with Nigerians to fight against the ongoing police brutality.
Adding their voices are. International super stars Beyoncè and Rihanna. Beyonce took to her Instagram page to reveal how heartbroken she is about the whole situation calling it an act of senselessness with the Nigerian police force.
According to Beyoncè, she is working hand in hand with some youth organizations to support the protestors who are being killed for fighting for their rights.
She posted:” I am heartbroken to see 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 with you. Please visit BEYONCE.COM for a list of organisations to show your support.”
A heartbroken Rihanna also tweeted;
“I can’t bare to see this torture and brutalization that is continuing to affect nations across our planet!” the singer wrote on social media. “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”
She continued by adding how her heart has been broken seeing how Nigerian citizens are being treated.
“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.”