Black Lives Matter protest holds in Victoria Island, Lagos, under the rain; Nigerians react

Nigerians braved the rain to protest the murder of George Floyd and to call for an end to racial injustice.

The protest was organised by the Black Lives Matter Movement in Nigeria (BLMMN). The convener, Josephine Okpara, stormed the streets of Victoria Island, Lagos, with other protesters.

They carried placards with words such as “Black Lives Matter” and “Justice For George Floyd” written on them as they condemned the killing of African Americans in the United States of America.

The protest comes after George Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes during an arrest.

Speaking on behalf of the group, convener, Josephine Okpara said the US must put an end to “white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on black communities by the state and vigilantes”.

Nigerians across various social media platforms were not impressed by the protest. They mentioned that we have more pressing issues in the country to protest and they criticized the protesters.

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