Australian Commissioner Claire Ireland apologizes over her #EndSARS twitter post

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Claire Ireland

 

Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Claire Ireland has apologized over her comment about the #EndSARS protest. 

 

Claire Ireland had taken to Twitter to advise Australian citizens to avoid the protest and follow the advice of local authorities.

 

She tweeted; 

 

REVISED MSG: There are ongoing protests in Abuja, Lagos, and other locations in Nigeria. Avoid these protests and follow the advice of local authorities

 

However, after being called out over the tweet, she apologized and stated that she didn’t mean to imply that the protests were violent. 

 

She added; 

 

I would like to apologize for the earlier message. We did not mean to imply the protests were violent in general. We respect people’s right to peacefully protest.

Claire Ireland's tweets

Claire Ireland’s tweets

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