Reactions As #EndSARS Protesters Plan To Take Protest To Churches
While celebrities and other international stars have joined in fighting against the brutality of SARS, some religious leaders too have joined the fight.
The pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, has continually spoken out to challenge some government issues in the country. He has once again been applauded for speaking against SARS and joining the #EndSARS movement.
https://t.co/W6M7Hq6Qcm is totally unacceptable for the police to fire teargas at young citizens attending non-violent #ENDSARS protests. We cannot sustain the idea that the voice of the African youth is not to be heard.
— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) October 10, 2020
In some series of tweets, the pastor condemned the killing and firing of teargas at protesters during the EndSARS peaceful protest. He wrote
Also, the Catholic church on Saturday released a statement condemning the SARS group and demanded that the government yield to the demands of the citizens while the Elevation church also joined the demands to EndSARS in a statement posted online.
— The Elevation Church (@elevationng) October 9, 2020
In the spirit of protest and demanding that more religious body speak up, some people have suggested that the protest be taken to the church. This has generated different reactions from people. While some agree with this, others believe it is wrong.
Below are some of these reactions
Just got off the phone with my mum and she said they told them in their church meeting that it is yahoo boys and criminals that are protesting and clamoring for #EndSARS . Unfortunately a lot of the older generation share this sentiment and it is really disappointing.
— Rotimi Ibitoye (@Timi_Toye) October 10, 2020
I heard some Christians are planning to drop #EndSARS inside offering envelope in church tomorrow 🤣. Funny as it sounds, it’s a welcome idea.
— Bhadoosky (@BhadmusAkeem) October 10, 2020
Sha drop a note with your money in the offering box with the #EndSARS #EndSarsNow tags. The Church/Mosques/Shrines should not sit back when members of their congregation are being dropped like flies. https://t.co/TJ5u09jV4z
— Mazi Thanos, The Muffin Man 🍥 (@Hugo_Chiez) October 10, 2020