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#ENDSARS protesters defy curfew order in Lagos


Despite the imposition of 24 hours curfew and banning all protests in Lagos state protesters were seen at protest locations at Lekki toll gate and Lagos state government secretariat, Alausa.

Earlier in the day, the Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a 24 hour curfew on the state following violence that erupted in some areas of the state. The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police subsequently banned protests in the state.

After the curfew came into effect at 4 pm, youths were seen peacefully protesting, demanding an end to mis-governance and police brutality.

Policemen and military personnel were seen at the protest venue at Alausa but there was no sign of the use of force.

Some of the protesters guarded the vehicles of the policemen to prevent them from being attacked by hoodlums.

The youths formed a ‘guard of honour’ to welcome the military and later rode on their vehicle as a form of solidarity.

Also, the protesters did not vacate the Lekki toll gate.

They were seen sitting on the floor as a symbol of not being ready to vacate the venue of the protest.


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