BREAKING: EndSARS Protesters Storm Abuja, March to National Assembly

BREAKING: EndSARS Protesters Storm Abuja, March to National Assembly

  • The memorial EndSARS protest that is spreading across Nigeria has taken a drastic turn in Abuja
  • Protesters were seen on Wednesday, October 20, at the Unity Fountain, Abuja where they converged before the procession
  • With placards, the protesters marched on the streets of the FCT before proceeding to the National Assembly

EndSARS protesters in their numbers proceeded to the streets of Abuja on Wednesday, October 20, to begin the first anniversary of the protest which began in October 2020.

The protesters were said to have converged at Unity Fountain, in the Federal Capital Territory before marching to the streets, Daily Trust reports.

Sowore and protesters
The procession is heading to the National Assembly (Photo: The Nation)
Source: Facebook

Among those who addressed the placard-wielding protesters were Omoleye Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, The Nation added.

After the address, the protesters began their procession heading to the National Assembly.

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Meanwhile, one of the video journalists of Legit.ng, Abisola Alawode, was on Tuesday, October 20, picked up by police officers at the Lekki Toll Gate.

Abisola, as his duty demands, was at the scene doing a live video of the situations around the toll gate following information of a planned protest to mark the first anniversary of the EndSARS march.

However, officers asked journalists to put their tags on their chest and when he was about to do that, they seized some of his items and dragged him into their van.

Speaking with other journalists who were covering the development, Alawode disclosed that he cannot see properly with one of his eyes because he was beaten in the patrol van.

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He added that items in his possession that identify him as a newsman have been seized by the same officers.

Uneasy calm in Ibadan as protesters shun #EndSARS memorial protest

In another development, Legit.ng gathered that Ojoo, a major centre announced for the #ENDSARS memorial protest and the main gate of the University of Ibadan, were deserted on Wednesday by protesters.

The two spots famous for protests, scores of armed and unarmed policemen were seen at strategic locations obviously to prevent the planned protest.

Source: Legit.ng

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