The ongoing nationwide protests against alleged incessant killings and brutality by the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) have assumed global dimensions with some international celebrities using their social media handle to express support for the protest.
Amongst the protestors are a bunch of celebs or influencers who are either storming the streets to demand a change or using their high profile social media platforms to raise awareness and show their support or both. The more Nigerians that express support for the #EndSARS campaign, the more the global attention.
#EndSARS hashtag has remained on Nigeria Twitter’s top 10 trend table since the weekend, and has also trended in the UK, Canada, and the United States. As protests continue to grow in every state and around Nigeria, it has caught fire and has spread to other countries including the United Kingdom and the United State.
The #EndSARS movement has caught the attention of some international celebrities and below are some of their reactions.
- JOHN BOYEGA ; Nigerian-British award-winning Hollywood actor lent a voice to the protest in a series of tweet
- BIG SEAN: American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, also sends his prayers to Nigerians.
- Dominique Armani Jones, known professionally as Lil Baby, American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia, wasn’t left out
- British singer, Stephanie Allen, a.k.a Stefflon Don, who is also girl-friend of Afro-beat Nigeria musician, Burna Boy thinks the SARS operatives are evil.
- American rapper, Cardi B, wants to get more information.
- American activist and artiste, Chance the Rapper, did his background study and was eager to learn more.
The British High Commission as well as international mainstream media, have also responded to the protests.