Throughout the month of October, tens of thousands of young Nigerians have taken to the streets of Africa’s most populous nation to chant “Enough is Enough” against the longstanding corruption and lack of accountability within the country’s police force. As a result, the phrase #EndSARS has become internationally ubiquitous across myriad social media platforms.
Two police officers were shot during demonstrations in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday night. The protests followed the grand jury’s decision to not charge any officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor. Although the grand jury did indict former detective Brett Hankinson on three counts of “wanton endangerment,” demonstrators and activists immediately criticized the decision as insufficient.