To raise awareness about the plight of several hundred kidnapped Nigerian school girls, activists have planned a rally for Friday night at the Statehouse. It’s the latest in a series of protests that have been held around the country to increase pressure on American and Nigerian leaders to act faster to rescue the girls. Organizer Mary Gwann hopes the turn out Friday at 5 pm will be robust.
“We are hoping for several hundred, however I say as high as the numbers go we are more than welcome to take everybody in.”
Gwann represents Young Professionals of Rhode Island. She says they’ve partnered with several other groups to organize the rally, including the Nigerian Community of Rhode Island.