60 minutes | Dec 30th 2020

Nigeria’s #EndSARS Movement

In October, Nigerians took to the streets to protest against police brutality in the #EndSARS campaign. SARS is the Special Anti Robbery Squad is a Nigerian police unit specialising in combating violent crimes ranging from robbery to kidnapping. However, they have been accused of corruption and committing human rights violations including executions, torture, rape and extortion.The movement began in 2017, but October 2020 saw a spike in interest and the protest that began in Nigeria spread worldwide. While the #EndSARS protests have been peaceful, on October 20th, the Nigerian police and army opened fire on protesters killing at least 12 people, in what has been named the Lekki Massacre.In this interview, I talk to Ire Aderinokun and Tomiwa Lasebikan, to discuss the #EndSARS Movement, corruption in Nigeria, women's rights and equality and how they are using Bitcoin to help the Nigerian people.- - - - -Show notes and transcription: https://www.defiance.news/podcast/nigerias-endsars-movement- - - - -Timestamps:Coming soon…- - - - -The success of Defiance will be largely down to the support of you, the listener. Below are a number of ways you can help:- Subscribe to the show on your favourite app so you never miss an episode:iTunesSpotifyDeezerStitcherSoundCloudYouTubeTuneIn- Leave a review of the show on iTunes (5* really helps, if you think the show deserves it).- Share the show and episodes out with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.- Follow Defiance on social media:TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube- Subscribe to the Defiance mailing list.- Donate Bitcoin here: bc1qd3anlc8lh0cl9ulqah03dmg3r2uxm5r657zr5pIf you have any questions then please email Defiance.- - - - -
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