The End Sars movement has evolved significantly from the reason for its original inception which was to end lawless police brutality in Nigeria. It is going to be a long fight and it is important we as the diaspora support them as best as we can.
It has been almost two weeks since the youth first took to the streets to protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) displaying awe-inspiring bravery and determination. It is way bigger than that now, as last night the Nigerian government reportedly ordered the killing of its citizens, demonstrating Nigerians are not only fighting against police brutality but also the corruption and tyranny of the state.
The protests are working and therefore before resolution comes disequilibrium as the Nigerian government see that we mean business. The protests are far from over and the youth on the ground need support for things such as medical help, internet access and food and water to sustain them as they fight for change.
To support the #EndSars movement, ten members of the Nigerian creative community have collaborated to raise funds to #SustainTheProtest including: NM Bello Studio, Alara, Homecoming, The Lost Okoroshi, Seun Kuti, The Republic, Deborah Segun, Native, Dennis Osadebe and WAFFLESNCREAM.
They have designed The DEFEND YOUTH TEE, illustrated by Deborah Segun, and sold exclusively on the WAFFLESNCREAM website with 100% of the proceeds from the sales to be donated to The Feminist Coalition, an organisation fighting against injustice through peaceful protests, fundraising, and social media organisation.