#EndSARSMemorial: Police Fire Tear Gas At Lekki Toll Gate Protesters

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  • Police operatives have fired tear gas at Lekki toll gate protesters over the #EndSARSMemorial protest in Lagos State.

 

EKOHOTBLOG reports that police operatives, on Wednesday, fired tear gas at the Lekki toll gate to disperse the protesters.

This online news platform reports that the police’s action led to some of the protesters running helter-skelter.

 

The youths had converged on the Lekki toll gate to commemorate the first anniversary of last year’s bloody #EndSARS nationwide protests.

EKOHOTBLOG had earlier reported that the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command arrested two protesters.

 

One of those arrested was a journalist of Legit.ng, while the other was seen carrying a placard.

Recall that the Lagos State Government and the police had earlier warned youths who planned to protest at the Lekki tollgate on Wednesday (today) to have a rethink and shelve the protests.

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But the young Nigerians, under the aegis of the #EndSARSMemorial vowed to defy the police’s order.

 

The #EndSARS protests had spread across the country in October 2020 to register the youths’ grievances against the alleged atrocities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The protest, which gained massive international attention, came to a halt on October 20, 2020, when heavily armed soldiers allegedly shot protesters at the Lekki tollgate.

#EndSARSMemorial: Police Fire Tear Gas At Lekki Toll Gate Protesters

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry that probed the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate had approved the reopening of the tollgate after about four months of investigating the Lekki shootings.

 

The facility had been shut down since the probe of the shootings started.

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