#BringBackOurGirls Protests in Pictures

Nigerians are hardly ever known to organise mass protests successfully, but the abduction of 234 girls from their boarding school in Borno state has brought together everyone from Celebrities to mothers and even children.

Celebrities in Nigeria and globally have also joined in the calls for the Nigerian government to step up efforts to bring the girls some of whom are barely into their teens back home safely.

Artists including P Square, 2Face, Waje and Ice Prince have led calls for more action to be taken by the Nigerian government.

On social media, a Facebook group called bring Back Our Girls now has over 6, 000 likes while on Tweeter, the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has now generated over 360, 000 tweets and retweets so far according to the BBC.

Mary J Blige and Keri Hilson are just some of the names from Hollywood who have taken to social media to lend their support to the growing movement by tweeting with the hashtag.

The hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has now generated over 360, 000 tweets and retweets so far according to the BBC.

Ex cabinet minister Oby Ezekwesili also led protests during the week calling for the release of the girls.

All photos via Twitter.

You can follow the Hashtag #BringBackOurGirls for updates or to tweet your support.

 

Oby Ezekwesili leads a group of protesters in Abuja

Oby Ezekwesili leads a group of protesters in Abuja

International support for the hashtag has grown with celebrities including Kerry Washington and jessie J tweeting using the hashtag

International support for the hashtag has grown with celebrities including Kerry Washington and Tessie J tweeting using the hashtag

CNN reporter Aisha Sessay joins the call

CNN reporter Isha Sesay  who is currently in Abuja joins the call

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A protest is held outside the Nigerian Mission at the UN

A protest is held outside the Nigerian Mission at the UN in Washington DC

hesrtbreaking photo of classmates of the abducted girls demanding their release

Heartbreaking photo of classmates of the abducted girls demanding their release

Nigerians in London plan a solidarity protest in support of the kidnapped girls

Nigerians in London plan a solidarity protest in support of the kidnapped girls

Kano Protests

Kano Protests

School children in Kaduna hold up lacards calling for the release of the missing school girls

Women in Kaduna hold up placards calling for the release of the missing school girls

Protesters march at the stolen dreams protest in Lagos

Protesters march at the stolen dreams protest in Lagos

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Lagos

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Lagos

Police talk to protesters at the Stolen dreams march in Lagos

Police talk to protesters at the Stolen dreams march in Lagos

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Lagos

Lagos

Protest at CMS in Lagos

Protest at CMS in Lagos

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Mothers wail at protests organised round the country on the 30th of April

Mothers wail at protests organised round the country on the 30th of April

 

 

 

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