Australian High Commissioner Claire Ireland apologizes for commenting on #EndSARS protest
Australian High Commissioner Claire Ireland has apologized for the “sad” comment made regarding the #EndSARS protest.
Claire Ireland tweeted to advise Australian citizens to avoid protests and follow the advice of local authorities. He tweeted;
“MSG REVISION. Protests continue in Abuja, Lagos and elsewhere in Nigeria. Avoid these protests and follow the advice of local authorities. “
However, after being withdrawn from the tweet, she apologized and stated that she had no intention of calling the protests violent.
“I would like to apologize for the previous message. We didn’t mean to imply that the protests were violent in general. We respect people’s right to peaceful protest. “