I heard that some Nigeria Activists, are planning embark on what they tagged “EndSars Memorial Protest” to mark one year remembrance of victims of #Endsars protest that turned out bloody on 20th October 2020 at Lekki toll gate, Lagos State.
End SARS is a decentralised social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses.
After experiencing a revitalisation in October 2020 following more revelations of the abuses of the unit, mass demonstrations occurred throughout the major cities of Nigeria, accompanied by vociferous outrage on social media platforms.
At least 99 people were allegedly killed in Lagos during the #EndSARS protest and had their bodies deposited at a morgue in the state, an official has said. He said autopsies were done on the 99 dead bodies which were brought to the morgues between October 19 and 24, 2020.
Did the EndSars protest end police brutalities in Nigeria? Absolutely no. It remains.
Where SARS disbanded? Yes, but they’re back again. And would start from where they stopped any moment from now.
So, any need for another protest?
LET’S TALK!! Is The EndSars Memorial Protest Necessary & Would You Participate?