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#EndSARSMemorial: Social Media Users React As Police Descend On Protesters

Nigerians took to social media to react to series of tweets and videos of security operatives harassing and arresting peaceful protesters during the #EndSARS memorial march that surfaced on social media platforms.

Nigerians have reacted to the arrests and harassments of protesters on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2020 by security operatives during the #EndSARS memorial march in some parts of the country, lamenting that nothing has changed, one year after youths demanded an end to police brutality in the country.

Their reactions on social media follow videos and pictures of how police officers fired tear gas at protesters, arrested and harassed them during the memorial march. 

“What kind of crude police force does this country have for God’s sake? What is this person’s offence now? And they’re already hitting him. #EndSARS #EndSARSMemorial,” wrote a Twitter user @abasboi_

He was reacting to a video where a protester being interviewed by the press was harassed and arrested by the police at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos State.

Another user @Mezon4  lamented that things only got worse after the protest last year while @kratifceo wrote “Nigeria’s problem lies with the leadership”, in response to a video of a protester being dragged into a police van known as “Black Maria.” 

Another user castigated the police for only being active on the days Nigerians want to embark on a peaceful protest

“The Nigerian police are only active on days that Nigerians want to go on a peaceful protest lol,” wrote YT: Tiana Ladipz

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