#EndSARS Memorial Protest which is scheduled for Wednesday 20th October 2021 is gaining more momentum in Nigeria and and across the globe as more Nigerians in home and in overseas are pulling together and showing more interest in the #EndSARS Memorial Protest which is set to honour the memory last year’s Lekki massacre victims.
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From fliers several graphics art that have now gone viral across several social media platforms in Nigeria, LatestNGnews observed that youths in states some states like Lagos, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, Plateau, and Rivers have been gearing up for the protests on Wednesday, October 20.
It doesn’t stop in Nigeria, there are also confirmed chatter that Nigerian youths in countries like United Kingdom and Canada. are being mobilized for October 20 #EndSARS Memorial Protest in their various provinces.
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There were earlier reports that the plans for #EndSARS Memorial Protest come with threats by state governments and the police against who are against such protests. However, while the Lagos State police command has made a U-turn and now vowed to protect protesters, the Oyo state command has yet to make a U-turn. The plans of police commands in other states have yet to be disclosed.
It is important to recall that in October 2020, Nigerians (mostly youths) across the country took to the the streets in various states to demonstrate against police brutality and bad governance under the #EndSARS campaign, but what started as a peaceful walk turned bloody as innocent protesters were shot dead at Lekki Toll gate in Lagos state.
No arrest has been made yet as at the time of publishing this report, no individual or group has come to claim responsibility of the carnage that happened in Lekki on 2oth October 2020, hence the need and rise of this #EndSARS Memorial Protest.