Talk about being humbled…
Following the death of British longest monarch Queen Elizabeth II, scores of foreign dignitaries including African presidents made their way to the funeral to pay their last respects at this global event.
Global leaders were ordered to give up their diplomatic cars and, instead, share transport with their fellow Presidents and Prime Ministers as part of plans organised by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to enable safe travel to the Queen’s funeral.
They were made to board buses to attend the Queen’s funeral.
However, an exception on security grounds was made for US President Joe Bidden. Joe Bidden and his wife were allowed to travel in the armour-plated Cadillac known as the “Beast” to Westminster Abbey.
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Pictures of African Presidents inside a bus have since flooded the internet. The pictures have since caused a stir on Twitter.
Tweeps cannot believe that African presidents were made to board buses just to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral while US President was allowed to ride his own entourage. This spurred up racist sentiments as netizens echoed that their African leaders were being humiliated.
Former Kenyan Governor, Mike Sonko commented on the pictures saying,
“These foreigners lack manners. How can they keep African Presidents in one bus in London? God forbid something bad happens on that bus. What will happen?”
Check out some of the reactions from Twitter;