Thousands gathered in the Southern River state of Nigeria to support President Donald Trump on Inauguration Day 2017.
While hundreds of thousands of female protesters geared up for a women’s march on Washington, D.C., a pro-Trump group took to the streets in Nigeria to rally in support of the 45th president.
The rally quickly turned sour. In all, some 200 people are still missing, 65 were arrested, and 20 are dead, Yahoo reports.
The rally took place in Port Harcourt, and was reportedly organized by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group that is vying to create an independent state in southeastern Nigeria.
— BiafraTV (@biafra_tv) January 21, 2017
Pro-Donald Trump rally in Nigeria leaves 20 dead, many missing: reports https://t.co/ZBqOq2DXSf
— Princess Lucy Ugwu (@NkiruLNistoran) January 23, 2017
“Some suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)… staged an unlawful protest in the Port Harcourt metropolis,” a deputy policy chief told reporters.
The IPOB threw early support behind Trump in the recent election cycle, hoping the president would acknowledge their struggle for sovereignty. After the June 23 Brexit decision, the IPOB staged their own “Biafrexit,” modeled after Great Britain.
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