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Burna Boy Opens Up On End SARS Protest Movement

Nigerian Rapper Burna Boy has spoken out about the police brutality in the country.

Burna Boy has blamed the Police and Government for the death of many End SARS protesters.

End SARS is a decentralised social movement and a series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria.

“It is shocking when you see it happen in that place, in such a place, that was the landmark of everything,” Burna Boy told Sky News.

“The Lekki Toll Gate, was the most peaceful place to protest, the most peaceful venue in the whole country and then that is the place where [the shootings] happen. It is not something that you can just wrap your head around.

“This is the most important moment in Nigeria’s history… that is what we are witnessing right now because if nothing changes after this, if this doesn’t work, then it is over.

“Look at what is going on right now: the youth have come together, like something unexplainable (sic), something that no one man could have possibly organised or led, the youth of the largest black nation in the world came together, said enough is enough and this was triggered by police brutality.”

The End Sars slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses.

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