Beyoncé ‘Heartbroken’ Over Nigerian Conflict & More Stars Speaking Out About Brutality Against Protesters

Beyoncé used her platform to share a powerful message after protests turned violent on October 20 amid Nigerians’ call for a ban of the police unit: the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Since early October, citizens in Nigeria have been protesting police brutality and calling for a ban of the policing unit: the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has long been accused of violent harassment of citizens, according to The Wall Street Journal. Tragically, on the evening of October 20, circumstances turned violent when security forces fired live rounds on demonstrators, killing several people. Now, personalities and public figures across the globe are using their platforms to call attention to the conflict.

On the morning of October 21, Beyoncé took to her Instagram account to lend her voice to the cause. “I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS,” the singer wrote. The ……

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