Police Presence at Lekki Tollgate on #EndSARS Anniversary: A Sign of Intimidation or a Necessary Measure?

Police Presence at Lekki Tollgate on #EndSARS Anniversary: A Sign of Intimidation or a Necessary Measure?

Lekki Tollgate Heavily Guarded by Police on #EndSARS Anniversary

Police presence at Lekki tollgate on the third anniversary of the #EndSARS protest

The Lekki tollgate in Lagos, Nigeria, is heavily guarded by police officers on the third anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

The protest was a nationwide movement against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.

On October 20, 2020, security operatives reportedly fired live rounds into a crowd of unarmed young people who had converged on the tollgate to protest.

The death toll from the incident remains unclear, three years after.

The heavy presence of police officers at the Lekki tollgate on the third anniversary of the protest is seen by some as a sign of intimidation and a warning against any further demonstrations.

However, others believe that the police presence is necessary to maintain peace and order.

In other news, popular Nigerian Comedian and activist, Mr Macaroni, has announced a peaceful walk to commemorate the third anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

The 30-year-old made this known in an Instagram post on Thursday, where he disclosed that the peaceful walk will honour victims of the October 20 protest at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.

Mr Macaroni to lead peaceful walk to commemorate #EndSARS Anniversary

Popular Nigerian comedian and activist, Mr Macaroni, will be leading a peaceful walk to commemorate the third anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

The walk will honour the victims of the October 20, 2020, protest at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.

Mr Macaroni announced the peaceful walk in an Instagram post on Thursday.

He wrote: “3 Years now!!! We will Never Forget!!!#EndSars!!!!We will be walking peacefully to honour all those who lost their lives on 20/10/2020!!! We also walk for all those who have lost their lives as a result of police brutality in Nigeria!!! We walk in peace!!! We will never forget!”

The peaceful walk is seen as a way to keep the memory of the #EndSARS protest alive and to demand justice for the victims of police brutality in Nigeria.

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