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Solidarity Statement with Protesters in Nigeria

Solidarity Statement with Protesters in Nigeria

We stand in solidarity with the people of Nigeria protesting against the police brutality and human rights violations committed by the Nigerian police force, particularly by SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives.

In the last 2 weeks, the youths of Africa’s most populous Country Nigeria have witnessed unprecedented agitation calling for an end to Police brutality via the ENDSARS MOVEMENT. The movement is not only calling for an end to Police brutality but also for a holistic overhaul of the nation´s colonial rooted Law & Order, education system and disastrous labor market, for a prosperous Nigerian society where there is dignity, justice and equal rights for all. We share such universal vision and condemn in strongest terms the violent repression and ongoing killings of peaceful protesters. We collectively remind the Nigerian Government that the International Diasporas are monitoring the state driven violence in Nigeria and have expressed their condemnation of the incessant killing of young Nigerian youths and support their demands:

  • Immediate release of all arrested protesters
  • Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensations for their families.
  • Setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reported police misconduct within a period of 10 days
  • Carrying out psychological evaluation and retaining of all disbanded SARS operatives before they can deployed (this should be verified by an independent body).
  • The government should increase police salary and they should adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of the citizens

We are very proud and inspired by the political engagement and organization of peaceful protest by our youths in Nigeria, who have taken their destiny in their own hands. The times of corruption and abuse of power which is draining the natural resources of our Mother continent with no benefit for the African people has to end. The pandemic of injustice and police brutality has to end.  As people of African Descent, we raise our fists in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Nigeria, who refuse to be silenced. Our destinies are bound together and we renew our commitment to support the global struggle of all Black people for justice and liberation.

United, We Shall Win!

#ENDSARSNOW – #EndBadGovernanceInAfrica – #EndPoliceBrutalityEverywhere -#StopKillingUs – #WeAreTired


BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition BCF Hamburg in Collaboration with NIDO, Nigerian Diaspora Community in Germany and other African Community associations

BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition for Justice & Self-Defence

BCF Hamburg (BLACK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION)

NIDO-Nigerian Diaspora Community in Germany

ARRiVATi

African Heritage

ARCA Afrikanisches Bildungszentrum e.V.

AKONDA-Eine-Welt-Cafe

ALAFIA Afrika Festival

ASUIHA e.V.

African Consultative Forum (ACF)

Sisters in Struggle

ISD Hamburg

Asmara’s World

CECAM e.V.

TopAfric

Black History Month, Hamburg

African Community Organisers

African Consultative Forum (ACF)

Black Media Group, Germany

African Home

Formation Now

Refugees in Europe

ABED e.V

GRACE AFRO HAIR SHOP

Naje e.V.

Sierra Leone Community, Hamburg

Guinea Community, Hamburg


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