The Black Panther actress has condemned the killing of unarmed protesters in Lekki.
Award-winning Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’O has reacted to the #EndSARS protest that recently took place in Nigeria.
Lupita has called for an end to police brutality in Nigeria, her home country Kenya and the United States of America.
The 37-year-old Kenyan film star noted via her Twitter page on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, that this year, there has been a global outcry for an end to police brutality and better governance.
Sharing footage of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lupota condemned the killings of young Nigerians and asked for them to be treated fairly by leaders of the nation.
“I echo the declaration of the people in Nigeria to END POLICE BRUTALITY and the call for their lives to be valued by the leaders of their nation,” she wrote.
“Last week, the world saw this call answered with the wounding and murders of Nigerians in Lekki. I so badly want the end of this kind of violence and abuse of authority for Nigeria, for my own country, Kenya, and for the country I live in now, USA.
“It seems that this is the resounding battle cry of 2020 across the globe, to have police powers reevaluated, their organizations held accountable and systems rebuilt to serve the people. I support the fight against political interests that have no interest in the rights of the people. #EndSARS.”
On October 20, demonstrators demanding an end to police cruelty at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State were shot at by military men while reciting the country’s national anthem. The barbaric act has come to be known as the Lekki Massacre.
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