American songstress, Alicia Keys, mark the birthday of her son today by setting up a NYC protest to mark the six month of the kidnapping of 219 schoolgirls in chibok area of Nigeria.
The R&B singer was joined by a bevy of protesters who held signs reading “Bring Back Our Girls” and “Bring Back #219.”
The crowd also chanted “When do we want them? Now! Now! Alive!” outside the Nigerian consulate.
“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,” said Keys according to the New York Post.
“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,” she added. “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.”