No fewer than 30 Lagosians have been arrested, among the hundreds of protesters, who took to the streets to protest their grievances With Nigeria’s governance.
Chanting solidarity songs, the protesters started moving around Ojota, from 9:30 a.m., down to the Maryland area of the state.
The Coalition for Revolution code-named #RevolutionNow had in a statement before the protest called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), to resign.
Speaking with one of the protesters, Agba Jalingo, he said, “We are tired of Buhari and we want to tell the whole world that we are tired. Even with all the police mobilisation, we are here to show them our determination to confront this government.
“We are not going to be afraid of them. We will protest regardless of what they do. Nigerians are tired of bearing the burden that Buhari keeps piling on us, they must reverse the increase in fuel price, end ASUU strike.”
Justifying the need for the protest, the organisers in a statement said, “These harsh policies that have bored a burdensome hole into the pockets of the Nigerian people are coming at a time when citizens are recovering from the adverse effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global health crisis that was also mismanaged by the Buhari government, plunging already struggling citizens into deeper financial problems.
“It also comes at a time when there is an unprecedented dictatorial-style crackdown on free speech, dissent, activism, journalism, and the right to associate and congregate peacefully and protest.”
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