Thursday, 8 October 2020

Nigerian Celebrities And Influencers Lead The #EndSARS Protest

“Thursday is Thursday,” Runtown had tweeted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, when a fellow musician Naira Maley cancelled a planned protest after rapport with a police chief.

The ‘Mad Over You’ singer remained resolute, determined to go ahead with the protest he had promised to lead against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

For a dog's age, the dreaded unit of the police has illegally harassed young people in Nigeria which led to a renewed call for the Federal Government to scrap the unit.

Runtown was one of the celebrities who lent their voices to the online campaign, but he wanted more.

This has gone long enough and now we MUST take action! I'll be leading a protest to #ENDSARS on Thursday, October 8th 2020,” he said on Twitter on Sunday, October 4.

True to his word, Runtown was at the takeoff point of the protest at Toll Gate at Lekki, Phase One, Lagos ready to lead the protest.

Leading the protest alongside Runtown, was rapper Falz who was also dressed in a white T-Shirt.

At the take-off point, both musicians pleaded with other protesters to maintain peace and avoid any form of violence.

'We are tired'

Soon, other high-profile celebrities joined. Musicians Tiwa SavageWurlD and Paul Okoye, media personality Toke Makinwa, popular disc jockey DJ Spinall and former Big Brother Naija stars Anto Lecky and Nelson Enwerem Prince. Including, Big Brother Naija’s Tacha and ElozonamDija and JaywonMC LivelyBello Kreb among others.

From Lekki Toll Gate, the protesters including the celebrities marched to the Police Station opposite Onikan Stadium; then to the Lagos State House Liaison Office and then back to the Lekki Toll Gate.

Source: PulseNg

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