#ENDSARS: ON 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF LEKKI SHOOTING, POLICE TEARGAS PROTESTERS AT TOLLGATE
Officers of the Nigeria Police Force on Thursday shot teargas and water cannons to disperse youths commemorating the #EndSARS movement at the Lekki toll plaza, Lagos State.
The memorial rally was organised to mark the second anniversary of the shooting at the tollgate during the #EndSARS protest.
Police brutality and harassment of young Nigerians had, two years ago, sparked a nationwide outrage that snowballed into weeks of protest, which climaxed on October 20 into the infamous Lekki shooting.
The #EndSARS protest was a public display of grievances, calling for an end to extrajudicial killings, extortion and abuse of power, especially by officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
On Thursday morning, the youths walked through the tollgate axis singing dirge songs while carrying mock coffins to commemorate the October 20, 2020 incident.
The rally, tagged ‘peace walk’, took a turn for the worse as police officers shot teargas canisters to disperse the participants.