Many celebrities aren’t sitting around in silence any longer.
In the last few days, stars have voiced their displeasure towards police brutality while calling for the tactical police unit Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) to be scrapped.
However on Thursday, Musicians, like Falz and Runtown, took to the streets continued to strengthen their demands by leading dozens of protesters to march across the streets of Lagos.
They were joined by a number of high-profile celebrities such as Jaywon. Runtown, Falz, Wurld, Dija, Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa, Tacha, Elozonam, Paul Okoye (Psquare), Dremo, Prince, Anto, Tomike Adeoye and many more.
The protesters stormed the Police Headquarters Zone 2 and the Lagos State House, Onikan. Addressing protesters after the demonstration, Falz said the agitations will not end until SARS was disbanded.
Runtown also insisted that Nigerian youth will continue to push for the reform of the police and scrapping of SARS. “We are coming back and this time we are not backing down. We are coming back on Tuesday and the demand we are here for is the scrapping of SARS,” Runtown reportedly said.
The protest is set to continue on Tuesday with a petition to be submitted to the police authorities. A similar protest is simultaneously holding at the Lagos State House of Assembly and Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Abuja as youths continue to push for the scrapping of SARS.
The Abuja protesters reportedly turned down the entreaties of Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, for them to call off the demonstration. It was led by human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore, Deji Adeyanju, Aisha Yesufu, and others.
Graphic footage showing SARS officers dragging two men from a hotel in Lagos and shooting one of them in the street had sparked mass fury across the country and fuelled long-held demands for reforms.
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