From Friendly Atheist:
Nigerian Atheist Beaten Up By Witchcraft Believers at Conference
Leo Igwe is a Humanist and Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Humanist Movement.
He recently returned from a conference run by the British Humanist Association, having also given an interview about superstition in his country to the BBC. He was ready to attend a conference he helped organize on “Child Rights and Witchcraft.”
The conference took place in Calabar, in southeastern Nigeria. It’s an important topic because accusations of witchcraft could (and have) lead to the accused being killed.
As the conference began, 150-200 religious protestors raided the conference and started disr...
. Chaos ensued.
Leo’s glasses were broken and his bag, phone and camera were stolen. It took 90 minutes for cops to arrive.