Today, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz led a protest at the Nigerian Consulate for the "Bring Back Out Girls" campaign. See the photos inside...
"We Are Here" singer Alicia Keys knows exactly why she's here....to protest and raise awareness. Yesterday, she and her husband, Swizz Beatz held a protest outside the Nigerian Consulate to demand the return of the 200-plus girls abducted by Boko Haram militants in April.
Tuesday marked the six month anniversary that the girls were abducted.
Alicia and Swizz were joined by 30 others holding signs that read “We Are Here” and “Safe Schools Now!” and they chanted “Bring back our girls” and “When do we want them? Now! Now! Alive!”
Alicia, who's pregnant with her second child, told the NY Post that "motherhood" inspired her to join the protest.
“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.”
Some people have even told me they’ve heard things about ‘there’s been progress,’ but there hasn’t been progress because the girls aren’t back,” Keys said. “So I think that we get mixed information. We don’t know, so we just have to keep being made aware of what’s happening.”
Find out more about Bring Back Our Girlshere.
Photos via WENN