Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Claire Ireland has apologized over her comment about the #EndSARS protest.

In order to advise Australian citizens to avoid protests and to follow the advice of local authorities, Claire Ireland took to Twitter.

She tweeted:-

REVISED MSG: There are ongoing protests in Abuja, Lagos and other locations in Nigeria. Avoid these protests and follow the advice of local authorities

She apologized after being called out via the tweet, however, and stated that she did not mean to imply that the protests were violent.

She added:-

I would like to apologise for earlier message. We did not mean to imply the protests were violent in general. We respect people’s right to peacefully protest.