Six-times Formulation One world champion Lewis Hamilton sported a #EndSARS t-shirt protesting in opposition to police violence in Nigeria for a pre-race tv interview on the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday.
He posted about the identical on his Twitter deal with and wrote, “All of us have a accountability to teach ourselves and lift consciousness of the tragedies taking place on the earth round us and take motion the place we will. The latest occasions in Nigeria are a human rights disaster”.
All of us have a accountability to teach ourselves and lift consciousness of the tragedies taking place on the earth round us and take motion the place we will. The latest occasions in Nigeria are a human rights disaster. Hit the hyperlink to search out out extra #EndSARS https://t.co/AtCcDo6dFn pic.twitter.com/VDGK3Cp1c7
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 25, 2020
Nigerians have been demonstrating for weeks in opposition to a police unit, the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), which rights teams have for years accused of extortion, harassment, torture, and murders.
“I’ve obtained to point out this,” Hamilton, Formulation One’s solely Black driver, instructed Sky Sports activities tv as he revealed a inexperienced T-shirt with #EndSARS written on it on the finish of the off-grid interview.
The Briton reverted to his typical ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt for the officially-sanctioned pre-race anti-racism gesture on the beginning grid.
Formulation One’s governing physique final month set out new pre- and post-race guidelines for driver apparel after Hamilton wore a T-shirt on the Tuscan Grand Prix grid with the phrases “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” on the entrance.
Taylor, a Black medical employee, was killed by law enforcement officials who burst into her house in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.
“Numerous guidelines have been written for me over time and that hasn’t stopped me,” Hamilton stated when the brand new guidelines have been introduced.