The United States embassy in Nigeria has issued a warning to Nigerians against embarking on planned protest to lament the unjust killing of George Floyd by an American Police officer last week.
George Floyd’s death has sparked outrage in different parts of the world with celebrities staging a Black Lives Matter walk to lament the constant police brutality meted out to black community members.
Two days ago, there was a peaceful protest in Victoria Island part of Lagos, as Nigerians stood under the rain to voice out their frustration over the constant injustice.
It is in this vein that US Embassy posted a warning statement on their website asking Nigerians not to embark on any demonstration.
The statement reads;
“The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has received reports that demonstrators plan to gather in front of the Consulate on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 to protest current events in the United States,” the alert read.
“Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.
“Avoid the areas of Walter Carrington Crescent, the U.S. Consulate General office building, and surrounding areas. Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
“Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor local media for updates. Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa. Review your personal security plans. Wear a mask when in public spaces to protect yourself and others from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”