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Beyoncé backs #EndSARS protests, says she is heartbroken from the ‘senseless brutality’

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Music superstar Beyoncé has backed the #EndSARS protests, the senseless killing of Nigerians by the security agents and is using her platform to solicit for funds to support the movement.

Young Nigerians all over the world have in the past two weeks taken to the street to protest the unjust killing, brutality and extortion by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a dreaded and controversial unit of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) that has been scrapped.

The protests have continued with further demands including a total reform of the Nigerian police and Beyoncé has now shown support for the movement.

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The American singer in a statement said she is heartbroken to see the senseless brutality in Nigeria.

I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking plaxce in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS/

“We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food, and shelter.”

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To our Nigerian sisiters and brothers, we stand with you

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Beyoncé’s statement comes after she had been called on by her Nigerian collaborator Tiwa Savage to lend her voice to the movement.

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