As the #EndSARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria has gained momentum in the news recently, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri has joined protests in Canada and called for awareness of the issue.
Ujiri, who is from Nigeria himself, told Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, “We have to help each other. We have to speak for each other.”
The #EndSARS movement primarily calls for the elimination of the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit in Nigeria, which has a history of abuses and brutality. The movement has developed international solidarity in October.
Throughout the summer, Ujiri and the Raptors have been extremely outspoken against police brutality within the context of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it makes sense that Ujiri is also getting involved in the #EndSARS movement as well.
As the subject of a high-profile incident with a law enforcement officer during the 2019 NBA Finals himself, Ujiri has called for justice for Black people everywhere, over and over again.