Nigerians have spent weeks protesting the country's Special Anti-Robbery Squad, also known as SARS, for years of alleged abuse, torture, and killings. American celebrities started boosting the End SARS campaign Wednesday, with Beyoncé announcing she was partnering with youth organizations behind the protests and working to provide emergency relief for protesters. Rihanna, Burna Boy, Chance the Rapper and others also called for the end of SARS. Nigeria's president announced he would disband SARS earlier this month, but protesters are still demanding justice for SARS' abuses and opposing the redistribution of officers to other police forces. At least 15 protesters have died in recent weeks as they faced government pushback, Amnesty International estimates.
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