US Senate candidate Diane Sare questions the honoring of Queen Elizabeth II and refers to the late monarch as a supporter of genocide.
In her campaign to represent New York State in the United States Senate on November 8, 2022, independent candidate Diane Sare questioned the decision by the federal government of the United States to fly the flags at half-staff in remembrance of the late Queen of England.
However, Sare has objected to the US flying flags at half-mast in her honor, claiming that the late monarch supported genocide.
On Friday, she stated on her official Twitter account,
“Why are we, Americans, who had a revolution against the British Empire, flying flags at half mast in memory of one of the great genocidalists of all time?”
Why are we, Americans, who had a revolution against the British Empire, flying flags at half mast in memory of one of the great genocidalists of all time?
— Diane Sare for U.S. Senate (@DianeSare) September 9, 2022
Similar remarks were made on Saturday by Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, who claimed Nigeria had no need to lament the late British monarch.
Sowore made this statement in response to a mandate from the Nigerian government that, in memory of the late British queen Queen Elizabeth II, all flags at government buildings both domestically and overseas be flown at half-mast on Sunday and Monday.
Sowore responded by saying that the instruction demonstrated how the Nigerian government’s officials still live in the past.
He said, “A bunch of “trousered negroes” from FGN are planning to fly the national flag at “half mast” to mourn the Queen of England, #Queen Elizabethll. These guys don’t represent Nigerians, they’re living in the past. We have no business mourning the Queen! #WeCantContinueLikeThis.”