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Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April.

Tuesday marked six months since the girls were abducted. They were forcibly removed from their boarding school by the militants, who burned it down and drove them to a dense forest nearby. They’ve been missing since.

Keys kicked off a protest with 30 other people at the consulate general of Nigeria, holding signs that read “We Are Here” and “Safe Schools Now!”

They chanted “Bring back our girls” as New Yorkers walked up the street during lunch hour, while others stopped to capture photos and video.

Keys, who is pregnant, said in an interview that she felt touched to take action since she is a mother. Her son, Egypt, turned 4 on Tuesday.

Keys was joined at the protest by her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz.


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