Round 500 demonstrators took to the streets of London on Saturday in help of youth #EndSARS protests in Nigeria which have spiralled into widespread unrest.
President Muhammadu Buhari was the main focus of the anger for his dealing with of anti-police brutality protests in opposition to the loathed Particular Anti-Theft Squad or SARS.
Black-clad demonstrators, principally a part of Britain’s massive Nigerian diaspora, held indicators studying “Finish SARS, finish police brutality” and sang “Buhari is a lifeless man” as they made their manner by means of the streets of the capital.
Others waved Nigerian flags, with some splashed with purple paint to make them look bloodstained, whereas some wore inexperienced and white masks and shouted by means of loudspeakers as they protested at London landmarks, together with Parliament Sq. and the BBC.
Buhari scrapped the scary police unit and pledged reforms, however the calls for from the younger protesters broadened to requires extra sweeping change.
Police shootings of unarmed demonstrators sparked worldwide condemnation and unleashed chaos in Africa’s largest metropolis of Lagos.
Outlets lifted their shutters and market merchants set out their stalls Saturday, as town cautiously reopened after a curfew was eased following days of unrest.
Police stations have been burnt, supermarkets looted and automobiles destroyed as violence flared throughout the financial hub of 20 million, with officers accusing “hoodlums” of profiting from the mayhem.