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#EndSARS trends again as fresh protests begin in Osun, Lagos

EndSARS protests hashtag is topping social media trend again as protesters are back on the streets of Oshogbo, Osun State capital and Lekki phase II in Lagos.

On Monday on Twitter, the #EndSARS hashtag topped 120,000 as demand for a second wave of protests gained momentum.

The first wave of protests in October which spread across the country was brutally put down when soldiers invaded the Lekki Toll Gate on October 22, killing protesters in the process.

The shooting led to the hijack of the protests by hoodlums who looted warehouses across the country and burned down both government and private properties.

Police van at the Lekki Toll Gate on Monday

The Federal Government disbanded the notorious police anti-robbery squad SARS but cracked down strongly on those suspected to have led the protests.

In Oshogbo, The Cable reported that hundreds of youth took to the street to protest against bad governance.

The protesters converged on Ogo-Oluwa area of the State and marched to the state house of assembly where they demanded an audience with the leadership of the house.

Led by one Emmanuel Adebisi, the demonstrators were seen with different placards that read: “We are not fighting for any political party; #End Bad Judiciary in Nigeria; #End fake judicial panel of Inquiry in Osun; Unfreeze all the frozen account; We are Nigerian youths.”

The protesters called for the release of all detainees arrested during the demonstrations in October and also asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to unfreeze the accounts of protesters.

The first wave of the #EndSARS protest, which led to the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the police force, degenerated into chaos in different parts of the country.

There was destruction of private and public facilities as well as lootings and killings.

In Lekki in Lagos a small crowd of protesters also marched through the streets demanding for justices for the victims of the October protests, unfreezing of accounts and compensations for victims.

Written by ExpressDay

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