Nigeria’s Army Just Used Trump’s Speech to Justify Shooting 100 Protestors for Throwing Rocks

The Nigerian Army has been accused of widespread humanitarian abuses, and earlier this week, shot more than 100 protestors at a series of demonstrations—at least 42 of them died according to Amnesty International.

Last year, the Army killed at least 350 people during a protest.

Videos of the recent protests by Shia activists showed several protestors throwing rocks, and then being shot in the back while running away from the armed soldiers. (H/T: The New York Times)

Today, the Nigerian Army shared a video of Pres. Trump telling reporters he’s ordered the American military to consider rocks “a rifle,” seemingly suggesting that American soldiers would open fire on the migrant caravan marching toward the border if rocks are thrown.

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The caption of the video says: “Please Watch and Make your Deductions.”

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