#EndSARS Protesters have vowed not to back down until the government addresses their demand to end police brutality and intimidation carried out by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protest leaders made this known on Friday at the Lagos State House of Assembly complex in Alausa, Ikeja.
Popular comedian, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni said the youths were tired of the notorious police unit.
“We are not backing down, we can never back down. Look at everybody here, now I cannot even count the number of people that are here,” he said.
“It is because we are tired. When we came here, we didn’t have five per cent of this number the last time we came here for a protest.
“This is to say that the youths are waking up. While you are waking up, don’t give them another opportunity to shoot us down.
“Don’t give them another excuse to shoot us down. Like I said earlier, we are not here for politics. We are here because we are tired. Enough is enough.”
On her part, another convener of the protest, Rinu Oduala, said the lawmakers met with their delegates within the floor of the House.
She explained that the House members agreed with them that SARS should be scrapped in the country.
“We had an emergency situation with the House. About 20 of us were sitting with the Honourables in the House.
“We gave them our petition which was given to Obasa (the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly) yesterday and we made our stand clear.
Oduala explained that the lawmakers agreed to give them a feedback on Monday.
- Meanwhile, hundreds of women in the Agege area of Lagos joined the End SARS protest on Friday.
The women marched around, asking the government to ensure the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Their protest comes on the heels of a 72-hour protest staged by youths in Lagos.