What are the End SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) protests in Nigeria About?

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Mar 27, 21

The root of the End SARS protests and violence is the gruesome ‘Black Tuesday’ event in Nigeria.

Although announcements of SARS being disbanded came from the government on October 11, 2020, vocal protests continued as at least 100 people were killed after that date. 20th October 2020, the day of killing, has been marked as a ‘Black Tuesday’ by people around the world.

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Mar 27, 21

End SARS goes way beyond robbery and corruption and calls out social injustice faced by the Nigerian youth.

Given the rampant assault and murder of the Nigerian youth by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police, the EndSARS protests allowed young people in Nigeria to assert their importance.

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Mar 27, 21

The Lekki shootings (of civilians by army officers) did harm to the perception of Nigeria’s security forces.

With the surge of momentum and support the Nigerian youth were garnering, the Lekki shooting struck another nail in the coffin of the security forces, who were already under harsh criticism.

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Mar 27, 21

The Lekki toll gate incident (in which the army opened fire on civilians) was deliberate and premeditated.

Amnesty International had received reports of CCTV cameras being removed and electricity in the area being cut off in the days leading to the protest, indicating an effort to hide any evidence of violence by the security forces.

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Mar 27, 21

Following the events at Lekki Toll Gate, fear has taken over and it is unlikely that similar protests will be conducted.

Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammad, has stated that another round of protests will not be permitted because rallies could take the shape of violence in the name of justice, risking lives and property.

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