Staff of the United States Embassy in Abuja on Monday posted a footage of going down on one knee in support of protests against police brutality towards persons of colour in America.
The diplomatic mission said it hoped Nigerians, Americans and the entire world would seize the opportunity to heal and increase understanding.
“The entire US Embassy Abuja community joined together in 84 seconds of silence in solidarity with those at home and around the world protesting the murders of George Floyd and others.
“This is marking two weeks since George uttered the words ‘I can’t breathe’ numerous times before his tragic death.
“Now, it is time for healing, for compassion, greater communication, and increased understanding. We sincerely hope that all of us, Americans and Nigerians, will learn from this episode and use it as inspiration to create a better world,” the embassy said.
Today at the Embassy, we joined together in 84 seconds of silence in solidarity with those at home and around the world protesting the murders of George Floyd & others. We sincerely hope that all of us will learn from this episode & use it as inspiration to create a better world. pic.twitter.com/NVcp9LipQS— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USinNigeria) June 8, 2020