World Nigeria: solidarity is organized online to support the demonstrations
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In Nigeria, the #EndSARS movement continues. In Lagos, the young protesters have been blocking the main toll road in the city for nearly a week, where they held a vigil in memory of the victims of the police on Friday, October 16. In Abuja, protesters blocked the airport road that same Friday, despite a protest ban enacted in the federal capital.
With our correspondent in Lagos, Liza Fabbian
Even though the movement still seems to be seeking direction, young Nigerians now know that they have the means to make their voices heard. The social networks that have carried their voice also allow them to coordinate support actions and collect donations. And it is women who are at the forefront of this solidarity movement.
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When a downpour hit Lagos last Thursday, umbrellas and coats were quickly provided to protesters.
Every day, water and food distributions are organized at the mobilization sites. Binwe brought food to the crowd gathered in front of the assembly gates in Lagos, north of the city.
“I work in the food industry. There we sought funds and received support from people who live inside or outside Nigeria. From Texas, Canada or other states ... and here too. We want to help the protesters, to make sure they have food and that they are in good shape to continue the movement, ”Binwe explains.
On the networks, "the feminist coalition", a platform created by a dozen Nigerian women, centralizes and redistributes a large part of the donations. Nearly $ 200,000 have been raised so far to support 154 demonstrations across Nigeria.
Doctor Deleke, a young woman of 28, sits in an ambulance, parked in the middle of the crowd. “We say on Twitter where we need help, and one of the platforms that collects the donations hires one and sends it to us. There is a lot of solidarity and there is always someone ready to help. It’s beautiful, ”she rejoices.
As proof of the echo of this movement on the web, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has repeatedly given his public support to Nigerian youth. He even unveiled a special emoji to accompany his claims: a raised fist in the colors of the Nigerian flag.
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