Nigerian youths’ have had enough of police brutality, enough of the extra-judicial killings and have taken their frustrations to the streets across the country nationwide, the movement is so strong that it has reverberated across the world with Nigerians in diaspora joining in the cause.#EndSARS
Earlier today the President of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari finally addressed the Nigerian youths’ home and abroad in a nationwide broadcast, reassuring Nigerians’ that his administration is committed to ending police brutality, protect the lives and livelihood of Nigerians and finally to reform the entire Nigerian Police Force.
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Nigerians in diaspora pulled such a strong voice and contingency across the world that, the #EndSARS movement trended across the world as number 1 for two days straight. Nigerians in London, Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Berlin all took to streets of their second homes as they voiced their support for the ongoing protest. Below are some of the cities across the globe that the protest was held;
1. Toronto, Canada
Nigerians in Canada on Saturday, October, 10 converged at the Dundas Square in Toronto to protest.
2. Berlin, Germany
Nigerians living in Germany met up at the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin to protest.
3. Cologne, Germany
It’s not just Germany-based Nigerians in Berlin, those who also live in Cologne are also turning up for the cause. The protest will kick off on Monday, October 12 at Kolner Dom.
4. London, United Kingdom
Nigerians in London protested at the Nigerian High Commission on Sunday and had a celebrity presence in music star Wizkid who addressed the audience.
5. Dublin, Ireland
Nigerians in Ireland met at the Embassy of Nigeria in Dublin on Sunday, October 11 where they held their protest.
6. Geneva, Switzerland
Nigerians living in Geneva took the protest to the United Nations and protested at the UN Headquarters on Sunday.
7. Houston, America
Nigerians in Houston also took to the street Yesterday Sunday, October 11, 2020, the #EndSARS protest was led by Afro-highlife singer Adekunle Gold.
8. Washington, United States of America
USA-based Nigerians protested at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at 3519 Washington, DC on Saturday.
9. Dallas, United States of America
In America again, Nigerians living in Dallas met up to also protest on Sunday. Veteran Nollywood actress Stella Damasus was present on Sunday.
10. New York, United States of America
The diaspora in the United States on Sunday turned up too at the Consulate General of Nigeria, New York on Sunday.
11. Paris, France
Nigerians living in France will on Saturday, October 17 meet at the Eiffel Tower TRPCADERO and at the Nigerian Embassy on Monday, October 19.
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