It has been reported that several #RevolutionNow protesters have been arrested by the Police and the Nigerian Army in Abuja earlier today Wednesday 5 August.
The protesters were seen carrying placards and banners out on the streets of the Abuja metropolis as early as 8 am demanding for good governance.
Some of the things seen written on the placards read,
‘Nigerians are sick and tired of poverty,
injustice and untimely death’; ‘Say no to injustice’,
‘Yes to a living wage for unemployed youths’.
The protesters, many of whom wore orange berets, converged on the Unity Fountain, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, and were about to begin their procession when policemen stormed the venue and dispersed them.
Soldiers and other security operatives also cordoned off adjoining streets including Aguiyi Ironsi Street to prevent the protesters from marching.
Human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, said he witnessed security agents beating protesters for no just cause.
Akinyode said, “They arrested about 29 of our people. Security officials made them to lie down and beat them. Even as a lawyer I was harassed. They pushed me around. This is very undemocratic.”
See the post of the #RevolutionNow Convener Omoyele Sowore, complaining about the arrest of RevolutionNow Protest on Twitter;
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) August 5, 2020
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