EndSARS: We are also fighting for the LGBGTQ + community – Feminist Coalition

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020, Under: News

EndSARS: We are also fighting for the LGBGTQ + community – Feminist Coalition

The Feminist Coalition, a gender rights activist group, says it is now expanding its campaign against police brutality to include a call to restore the dignity of gay, transgender and other non-conformist groups in Nigeria.

“Our common fight at #EndSARS includes the LGBGTQ + community, which is also harassed, assaulted and killed by the police,” the group tweeted Sunday night. “They deserve the same justice we strive for, and more, since they are also the target of the law. You cannot be the one you are fighting with! “

LGBTQ + is broadly defined as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, homosexual and others.

The comments came days after Twitter’s Jack Dorsey identified the group as the face of an ongoing campaign to end police brutality in Nigeria. The police’s special anti-robbery group that sparked the movement was abolished on October 11 due to riots.

But the Nigerians continued their campaigning, demanding an investigation of decades of rights violations and compensation for victims.

On Sunday afternoon, Shogun Avosanya, a human rights activist who launched a campaign to rid the country of police brutality in 2017, pulled out of further protests, saying those who led him are becoming increasingly dangerous due to the introduction of a rebel campaign. conspiracy.

Mr Avosanya quickly criticized the coalition for moving the gate on Sunday night, declaring their “agenda” “dead on arrival.”

Source: – Peoplesgazette