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Diasporian News of Wednesday, 14 October 2020


End SARS: Bishop T.D Jakes supports protest

Indeed the voice of the people matter as famous American televangelist, Bishop T.D Jakes becomes the latest influential American to show solidarity to the youth of Nigeria clamoring for the end of police brutality.

The movement which has been backed up by nationwide protest has attracted the attention of many international stars.

Only a while ago, the man of God traced his ancestral roots to Nigeria.

The man of God who is the latest to join the movement recently took to his Instagram page to react to the movement.

He shared a post with the write up ‘Nigerian lives matter‘ and accompanied it with a quote by Martin Luther King about injustice.

He wrote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere... Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.#EndSARS"

This comes a few weeks after Bishop Jakes revealed he traced his roots to Nigeria and discovered that his ancestors were Igbos.

The renowned man of God made the disclosure during an interview with BBC Igbo, where he said he has the major attribute of the Igbo tribe, which is hardworking.

Meanwhile, a few hours ago, award-winning American rapper, Kanye West, took to social media to show solidarity and support to Nigerian protesters calling on the government to end the SARS unit of the police force.

He continued by saying that the government must listen to the cries of the people and end police brutality.

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