Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, second right, joins protesters Tuesday. (AP)
Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys protested in front of the Nigerian consulate in New York City Tuesday with the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, which marked the six month anniversary of the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants.
Holding signs that read “We Are Here” and “Safe Schools Now!”, the protesters chanted “Bring back our girls” and “When do we want them? Now! Now! Alive!”, according to the Associated Press.
Ms. Keys, who is pregnant and has a four-year-old, told the AP she was drawn to take action because she is a mother.
“Today is my son’s birthday and it is also making me stand in solidarity with all the mothers of the Chibok girls who have been abducted for six months and are still missing. And it is just outrageous that that’s going on.”
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