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#EndSARS: Alicia Keys, Black Lives Matter activists write letter to Buhari


Alicia Keys, Greta Thunberg and prominent Black Lives Matter activists have written a letter to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) demanding justice for #EndSARS protesters.

The letter also demanded the release of the detained protesters who took to the streets to call for an end to police brutality.

“In the midst of a global pandemic, your people sought to bring peace and justice to their land, and they made Africa and its diaspora proud in doing so,” the letter said.

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“Yet their peaceful requests were met with state-sanctioned violence and suppression, as your administration meted out unwarranted force against its own unarmed citizens.”

It added: “As people who have supported the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and throughout the diaspora, we cannot be silent when similar atrocities take place in African countries,” the letter said.

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“We demand respect for the Nigerian people, especially as they engage in their constitutional right to protest grave injustices.”

Others who contributed to the letter include Kerry Washington, Danny Glover and Mark Ruffalo.