Friday, December 4, 2020

Again, #EndSARS tops Nigeria, US Twitter trends as protests resume in Lagos

The EndSARS protest, which gripped the country for about two weeks in October, resumed in Lagos State on Thursday with protesters marching by Tejuosho Road in the Yaba area of the city.

It was gathered that older women and some young men brandished various placards in the area, defying the scorching heat to march for almost two hours.

They continued to chant, "End SARS and we march for our children." A number of them were also seen carrying the Nigerian flag in their hands, with microphones to make their voices audible.

On Friday morning, more Nigerians vow to storm the streets, in what they termed a "second wave of protests." 

#ENDSARS became a top trend on Twitter with many Nigerians expressing their determination to voice their anger against bad governance and police brutality in Nigeria. 

The hashtag also appeared on the US trends in the early hours of Friday.

Tweeting on Friday morning, an activist, Gbenga Sesan wrote, "#EndSARS protests are back. They will be peaceful. Actions will be distributed. Volunteers will manage logistics. There will be no donations that can be blocked. Communication will be seamless. The goal remains the same: #5for5. Don't wait for anyone; this is YOUR country." 

Comedian DrCraze wrote, "#EndSARS second wave, third wave, plenty waves, Any Wave! I'm READY!" 

Doctor Olufunmilayo, wrote, "#EndSARS is back on the trend table. It's number 1 in Nigeria, and it's also present on the USA trend table. Don't hide under this to start swallowing food late tonight thinking I won't notice. Dear hardened hoodlums, Lend your voice to the struggle. Stay awake to tweet. Not eat."


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