According to a twitter user, a group of her friends who decided to protest the fuel price and electricity tarrif increase were accosted by workers of LCC(Lekki Concession Company) and Nigerian Policemen. The policemen were seen in a video confisticating the placards from the protesters and abusing their rights to peaceful protest.
Some friends went out to protest the hike in fuel price and electricity tariff in Lagos today.— Maybeks (@MayUbeku) September 9, 2020
Officers of LCC and @PoliceNG confiscated their materials and prevented them from protesting.
The freedom to Protest is a human right. And their right to protest was violated today. pic.twitter.com/hvRDKJjrxB
Gov @jidesanwoolu and the @PoliceNG, stop violating our right to protest. Stop promoting actions that undermine this democracy people fought and died for!— Maybeks (@MayUbeku) September 9, 2020
We have right to peaceful protests. #EnoughIsEnough #OccupyNigeria pic.twitter.com/wm0ZZqtVYj
Whenever I see citizens of other countries stage successful peaceful protests, I keep asking myself if we are practising the same democracy. In 2012, some Nigerians protested the removal of fuel subsidy. Today, in Nigeria, protest of any type, is seen as an offence.— GENOCIDE IN SOUTHERN KADUNA (@savndaniel) September 9, 2020