Monday, August 5, 2019

#RevolutionNow protest kicks off despite Sowore in detention… as one person gets shot (photos)

#RevolutionNow protests kicked off this morning in Lagos. As early as 7am, armed policemen, backed by soldiers blocked the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos, where the march was expected to take off.

Those who were unfazed by police presence and gathered opposite it were teargassed. One person was shot, social media users claim. And some arrests were also made.

The organisers of the protest had asked Nigerians to gather at the stadium by 8am this morning.

Abuja Convergence will be at Unity Fountain by 10am, according to Senami Kojah, who has been issuing press releases on behalf of the organisers. The prime mover of the protest, Omoyele Sowore is still in custody of DSS. More photos below...