#EndSARS: Protests Against Police Brutality, Extra-Judicial Killings Enter Day Three - Khorgist.com


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Saturday, 10 October 2020

#EndSARS: Protests Against Police Brutality, Extra-Judicial Killings Enter Day Three


The campaign against police brutality and extra-judicial killings continued on Friday with young Nigerians occupying the entrance of Lagos State House of Assembly Complex.

The protesters, who spent the night at the entrance of the complex demanded an immediate response and immediate disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.

On Friday morning, the youths assembled and chanted solidarity songs. Others continued with ‘END SARS!’ ‘END SARS!’ chants as they demanded an audience of the lawmakers.

The youths decried harassment encountered in the hands of SARS operatives, lamenting the rate at which many young creatives are being battered and killed by trigger-happy police officers.

“We are not here to submit a petition, we are here to get results. So 15 persons are going in,” one of the protesters said as the lawmakers later addressed them and invited their delegates to discuss their demands on the floor of the House
They were later allowed into the chambers of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Speaker Mudashiru Obasa convened an emergency plenary.

The Speaker read the petition of the #EndSARS protesters and after deliberation by the members, the Lagos State House of Assembly commended the youth for the peaceful manner they have been protesting the existence of sars.

Amongst other resolutions, the Lagos Assembly also resolved to communicate with the Commissioner of Police in Lagos that no police officer should indiscriminately harass residents of Lagos

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