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Australian High Commissioner, Claire Ireland Tenders Apology Over Comment About #EndSARS Protest

 An apology has been tendered by the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Claire Ireland over a ‘sad’ comment she made concerning #EndSARS protest. 


 Claire Ireland had taken to Twitter to advice 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.”

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 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 apologise for earlier message. We did not mean to imply the protests were violent in general. We respect people’s right to peacefully protest.”

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