The past year has seen a significant rise in global demonstrations against police brutality. Following recent protests in Nigeria, the #EndSARS social media campaign has grown exponentially online, with supporters demanding the controversial SARS police unit be held accountable for the brutal mistreatment of Nigerian citizens. Major protests continue to take place across Nigeria and beyond, with influential figures such as John Boyega and Rihanna voicing their support. Below you can find all you need to know about the recent demonstrations, as well as suggestions of how you can help the SARS protesters in Nigeria
Campaign groups such as EndSARS UK aim to amplify the voices of the Nigerian youth against police brutality with UK-based protests. A protest against the shooting and reported killings at the Lekki toll gate is taking place at the Nigeria High Commission in London at 3 p.m. on October 21. Details of future demonstrations can be found on the campaign's social media channels.
For two weeks, Nigeria has been rocked by protests that erupted against police violence and evolved into broader anti-government demonstrations, leading to a deadly crackdown.
Young people mobilising through social media began staging demonstrations calling for the abolition of the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has long been accused of unlawful arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings.
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