#EndSARS Protest: Salford
Salford has become one of the latest cities in the UK to protest against police brutality in Nigeria in the #EndSars campaign.
People shot dead and injured according to several reports in Nigerian. Security forces opened fire during the Lekki tollgate in Lagos late on Tuesday.
The state’s governor denied anyone died, however, eyewitnesses state that several incidents happened between the hundreds gathered in resistance to a curfew.
The #EndSars campaign received attention and support around the world, but in Nigeria has encouraged more state brutality.
Salford took part in a peaceful protest at Media City to show their support for the #EndSARS campaign.
Hundreds of people have once more taken to the streets to help get justice.
Bloody Nigerian flags were carried around in protest and for many, this is a personal issue.
Residents in Salford speak on the massacre happening in Nigeria
Christie Davis, a Salford resident, originally from Nigeria says:
“It hurts me that most of my family are still in Nigeria.
“God forbid but they could easily be the next innocent victims. knowing that honestly breaks my heart. I hope they stay safe and something is done about this.“
Celebrities get involved in spreading awareness
Worldwide celebrities have also supported #EndSars campaigns. Manchester United star Odion Ighalo is one to voice his support for protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
In a video on Twitter, the Nigerian striker said “I can’t keep quiet anymore. I am ashamed of this government. We are tired of you guys and we can’t take this anymore. This government are killers and they will keep killing”
Pray for NIGERIA🇳🇬✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/V7i4Ngs9qd
— Odion Jude Ighalo (@ighalojude) October 20, 2020
Among those who have also demonstrated their support for the #EndSARS protest is British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua.
He said he was looking to support local hospitals and to help provide food packages. “I pray God opens the gates for the heroes of Nigeria! This was never a trend for me! It’s real life…”
I pray God opens the gates for the heroes of Nigeria! This was never a trend for me! It’s real life and I want to learn how to make lasting change.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) October 21, 2020
This campaign is a call for the termination of the controversial special anti-robbery squad. The unit accused of illegal detentions, assaults and/or shootings. They were disbanded by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on 11 October.
The #EndSars movement spread over social media two weeks ago as a video posted on platforms allegedly showing officers shooting a man dead.
Denise Pereira, a Salford protester says:
“I may not be Nigerian but I stand with them. Its so sad having to see our fellow brothers and sisters go through such monstrosity. We must stand together and #EndSars. I am so proud Salford is taking part in this and that I could actually come. We need change for Nigeria.”
Nigerians need defence. They are seeking help from the UK government and other leaders to support this Campaign.
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