Peaceful Protest Is a Human Right
Multiple award-winning American singer, Rihanna, has taken to her verified Twitter account to lend her voice to the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest. The singer simply wrote the above on her Twitter account.
Her tweets was in response to a tweet by the verified Amnesty International Nigeria Twitter account, which stated,
“Amnesty International was informed that several protesters were arrested and have been detained. Several sources, including video evidence, tell harrowing stories of widespread use of torture and other ill-treatment against detainees. #EndSARS #LekkiTollGateProtest.”
In a related tweet, Rihanna equally showed solidarity to the protest by retweeting another post by Amnesty International Nigeria, which read,
“Nigerian authorities must: #EndSARS — Immediately end the violent police crackdown against peaceful protesters; — Immediately release all the people arrested solely for exercising their rights to peaceful protest. #Lekkitollgate.”
Rihanna show of solidarity has attracted several comments, reactions and commendations from Nigerians on social media.