According to SaharaReporters, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch has organized a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday, October 20 to sabotage the first memorial of the 2020 #EndSARS protest.
It cloud be noted that youths in states such as Lagos, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, Plateau, and Rivers have been preparing for the protests on Wednesday, October 20 based on fliers that have gone viral on social media.
Youths in the United Kingdom and Canada are also being mobilized for protests.
As organizers, plans for #EndSARS Memorial Protests gain traction in Oyo, Adamawa, Rivers, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Meanwhile, the NBA’s event has been timed to coincide with the scheduled anniversary of the #EndSARS protest in order to derail it.
According to an unique invitation, the event would take place on the stated date from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Nigerian Law School on Victoria Island.
The program’s theme is ‘A Frantic Call For Institutional Reforms And Human Rights Respect.’
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is the special guest of honor at the event, as is Olasupo Shasore, a former Attorney-General.
Timothy Asobele Dare, a lawyer cum human rights & mental health advocate is also expected to speak at the event.
They’ll talk about Developing A Workable Framework For Building Respectful Relationships Between The Nigerian Community, The Bar, And The Nigeria Police Force.
Nigerians across the country took to the streets in October 2020 to protest police brutality and bad governance as part of the #EndSARS campaign.
Soldiers from the 81 division’s Bonny Camp, however, raided the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on October 20, where several demonstrators had congregated.
They opened fire, killing an unknown number of demonstrators.
Despite the fact that Nigerians have the constitutional right to peaceful assembly and protest, the police have continued to crack down on peaceful protestors.
During a peaceful demonstration in Abuja, Nigerian police opened fire on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
Men of the Nigeria Police Force also shot tear gas canisters at protestors in Abuja during a peaceful rally on Nigeria’s independence day.
‘Buhari Must Go’ was chanted and banners and posters were displayed by the peaceful protesters.
Six of them were apprehended by the police, brutalized, and detained for calling for Buhari’s resignation.
They were eventually freed.