From Lagos to London to Paris, crowds are gathering in front of consulates and in city squares, chanting the same chorus: “bring back our girls now!”
On April 14th, an insurgent group called Boko Haram abducted over 300 girls from a school dormitory in a Northern Nigerian town called Chibok. In the three weeks since it occurred, everyone—from P-diddy to the Pope—has weighed in on the issue, either condemning the abduction of the girls or calling on the Nigerian government and the international community to intensify rescue efforts.
Chicago joined the growing number of cities organizing peaceful demonstrations to increase awareness around the missing girls.
I was there on Saturday at the Daley Plaza. Here is my attempt at documenting the event.
Hope this week brings us comforting news about the abducted girls.