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Fashion’s impact on the fight against police brutality in nigeria

Fashion’s impact on the fight against police brutality in nigeria

Injustices dished out by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on young people and the society at large has led to massive protests by Nigerians all over the country. Individuals both old and young, men and women have taken to the streets to fight against this menace which uses technology’s prosperity as an excuse to unjustly brand young people as fraudsters and brutalize them in the process.

In support of this move and the determination to end the callous activities of the SARS, ten members of the creative community have joined forces to raise funds in order to ensure these protests do not end until demands are met. They include Alara – a clothing store in lagos, Wafflesncream, The Republic, Homecoming, NM Bello Studio, Deborah Segun, The Lost Okoroshi, Seun Kuti, Native and Dennis Osadebe.

A t-shirt tagged ‘THE DEFEND YOUTH TEE’ with illustration by Deborah Segun has also been designed to support the fight against police brutality. It is currently being sold online while 100% of the proceeds from sales of the Tee will be donated to The Feminist Coalition, an organization fighting against injustice through peaceful protests, fundraising, and social media organization.

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Other fashion creatives showing support via social media include The Assembly, Haute Fashion Africa, Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria and Lagos Fashion Week.

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