Thousands Hold Candlelight Vigil In Lagos, Abuja To Honor Victims Of Police Violence

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Candlelight vigils are a cultural staple for showing support for a cause or for those in mourning. In this case, it was both.

Amid the ongoing #EndSARS protests, a candlelight vigil was held Friday night in Lagos and Abuja in honor of all those that have been lost at the hands police violence.

The vigil which began at around 8: 30 p.m was organized by the demonstrators who have sustained anti-police brutality protests for over a week now. In Lagos, the vigil were held in Alausa, Ikeja and Lekki Toll Gate. A similar session was also observed in the Federal Capital Territory.

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Tears were shed by many as they sang somber songs. The festival of light which is currently trending on Twitter saw participation from local celebrities who sent out their condolences in tweets.

The #EndSARS protest, a movement against police brutality, killings, extortion and harassment has grown larger in different parts of Nigeria, meeting ‘sponsored’ clashes from thugs along the way. No more than 10 people have reportedly died during the protests so far.

 

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