BREAKING: Tension as #EndSARS Memorial Protest Gets Rowdy, Police Fire Teargas to Disperse Protesters

BREAKING: Tension as #EndSARS Memorial Protest Gets Rowdy, Police Fire Teargas to Disperse Protesters

  • Emerging reports indicate that the security operatives in Lagos state fired tear gas to disperse protesters
  • According to reports, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu on arrival at the protest ground, disclosed the protest was meant to be a two-hour protest
  • Following the development, thugs and miscreants have however hijacked the protests and the police arrested several persons

Lagos state- A report by The Nation indicates that security operatives have fired tear gas and canisters at protesters who gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate area, in Lagos.

The protest, which commenced around 8:00am, on Wednesday, October 20, went rowdy around 11:00am.

The police also arrested several persons who were at the protest ground.

BREAKING: Tension as #Endsars Memorial protest gets rowdy, police fire teargas to protesters
Protesters march at Alausa Secretariat in Ikeja, during a peaceful demonstration against police brutality in Nigeria, on October 20, 2020. Photo credit: Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images
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The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu who arrived at the protest ground, told reporters that the organisers had stated that the protest would be a two-hour protest but miscreants and thugs have also joined the protesters.

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Meanwhile, the memorial protest is to commemorate the first year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests, which rocked the nation last year.

EndSARS Protesters Storm Abuja, March to National Assembly

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that #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.

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

Legit.ng reporter beaten, arrested by policemen at Lekki Toll Gate

In a related development, 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.

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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.

Source: Legit.ng

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