It started with Nigerian youth being tired of constant harassment from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a sect of the Nigerian police gone rogue. Now, it’s a movement against bad governance, the legacy of colonialism on the Continent, LGBT rights, and so much more.
It’s fair to say if you’ve lived in a shared house for long enough, you’ll have come to know the pains of living alongside a guest that just won’t leave. Everyone else wants them to - they just don’t seem to know yet.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) have returned with their notoriously bizarre and disruptive forms of protest across the UK. However, this time, the group has seriously crossed the line by holding their demonstrations in the middle of a global pandemic.
In the space of the past six months the world has drastically changed. Social distancing is now part of our everyday vocabulary and the go-to phrase for leaving the house has evolved from ‘have you got your keys?’ to ‘have you got your mask?’.