#ENDSARS is more than a hashtag, it is a social justice movement. Young people in Nigeria say the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, known as SARS has been terrorizing citizens for far too long. SARS has since been disbanded but protesters are now fighting for better governance and are seeking justice after the Lekki Massacre. Ayoinmotion who self-identifies as an “Artivist,” a combination of an activist, and artist, co-founded ENDSARSNYC to bring awareness to what is going on in Nigeria. Brooklyn-based photographer APM is using his lens to stand in solidarity. Reporter Ali McPherson speaks with Ayoinmotion and Photographer APM about the importance of these demonstrations happening right here and right now.
Protest Audio footage provided by APM Worldwide
Music credit: The Westerlies on Youtube Audio Library.
Photo credit: APM Worldwide
Reporting by Ali McPherson