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Nigeria: 'We are out here fighting for our rights' - anti-SARS protesters rally despite curfew02:23

Nigeria: 'We are out here fighting for our rights' - anti-SARS protesters rally despite curfew

Nigeria, Lagos
October 23, 2020 at 09:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters shared their reactions amid the ongoing protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Lagos on Thursday, despite an 'all round the clock' curfew imposed earlier this week.

"I'm in Nigeria, as you can see, we are out here fighting for our rights. I'm not actually doing this for myself, I'm doing it for my future kids, for the future of Nigeria," said Adekule, a protester on the street.

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, imposed a dawn to dusk curfew due to uncontrollable violence in every part of the Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20.

Recent protests in Nigeria against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit kicked off in the past weeks after the publication of the video of a man allegedly being killed by one of its members.

Since protests began, the Nigerian government has announced the dissolution of the police force, but protests have nevertheless continued and became more broadly critical of the government and in favour of reform.

Nigeria: 'We are out here fighting for our rights' - anti-SARS protesters rally despite curfew02:23
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Protesters shared their reactions amid the ongoing protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Lagos on Thursday, despite an 'all round the clock' curfew imposed earlier this week.

"I'm in Nigeria, as you can see, we are out here fighting for our rights. I'm not actually doing this for myself, I'm doing it for my future kids, for the future of Nigeria," said Adekule, a protester on the street.

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, imposed a dawn to dusk curfew due to uncontrollable violence in every part of the Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20.

Recent protests in Nigeria against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit kicked off in the past weeks after the publication of the video of a man allegedly being killed by one of its members.

Since protests began, the Nigerian government has announced the dissolution of the police force, but protests have nevertheless continued and became more broadly critical of the government and in favour of reform.

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