Twitter has taken down a series of tweets written by a Nigerian professor based in the United States Uju Anya who mocked Queen Elizabeth II hours before her death.
Anya is an associate professor at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In one of the tweets made before Buckingham Palace announced Her Majesty’s death, Anya said she hoped the monarch’s final hours of pain ‘be excruciating.’
She called the Queen the head of a “thieving, raping, genocidal empire”.
The modern language teacher Anya wrote in a tweet now deleted by Twitter: “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
In another, she wrote, “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.
“That wretched woman and her bloodthirsty throne have f* generations of my ancestors on both sides of the family, and she supervised a government that sponsored the genocide my parents and siblings survived. May she die in agony.”
Twitter later removed the posts for violating their rules.
Her tweets have cast a light on previous attempts by hundreds of people to get the outspoken academic fired from her teaching job for her violent words.
Queen Elizabeth died on Thursday at the age of 96. She passed away surrounded by members of the Royal Family at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.