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Why are people talking about Nigeria and #EndSARS?

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Why are people talking about Nigeria and #EndSARS?

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What started as a grass-roots movement to end police brutality in Africa’s most populous country has become a global phenomenon embraced by the world’s biggest celebrities: #EndSARS.

In the two weeks since Nigerians began flooding the streets to rally against a police unit widely viewed as abusive, overseas megastars such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Cardi B and Drake have thrown their fame behind the cause.

Now the protest is dominating social media feeds on practically every continent and, by Wednesday, had made its way into the U.S. presidential race.

“The United States must stand with Nigerians who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy,” Democratic nominee Joe Biden said

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