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#EndSARS: Soldiers attack protesters, journalist as more states join campaign

#EndSARS: Soldiers attack protesters, journalist as more states join campaign


The call for an end to police brutality and reform of the force gained more support across the country on Tuesday, as more states joined in the #EndSARS protest.

The protest, which was largely peaceful, held in many parts of the country with some confrontation with security agencies.

In Abuja, soldiers prevented the protesters from gaining access to the National Assembly. Soldiers assault cameraman, Abuja protesters The soldiers also assaulted some of the protesters and an Arise TV cameraman, who was covering the rally.

  The protesters were moving towards the National Assembly complex entrance when the soldiers blocked their path and ordered them to turn back.

The youth in their hundreds chanted, ‘End police brutality’, and knelt while singing the national anthem. But about five armed soldiers swooped on them and the Arise TV team and assaulted them. They also snatched the Arise TV camera and disrupted a live coverage of the demonstration.

It is the second time security operatives would attack the Arise TV journalists in 48 hours.

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