END SARS PROTESTS
Towards the the beginning of October, 2020 protests erupted in Nigeria with a resounding and collective call for the end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigerian police force that has reportedly harassed, assaulted, abducted and even murdered Nigerian youths since its establishment in 1992. The SARS unit has resorted to indiscriminate profiling of any young person based on their physical appearance (outfit, hair styles e.t.c)
The protests started on twitter as mere conversations and as many youths that shared the same plight began to call for an end to police brutality, it started to gain the attention of more people. Stories started to spring up of young people who have encountered extortion, assaults and even death in the hands of the squad and gory photos and videos of the activities of the squad, surfaced.
Mini protests began across almost every state in Nigeria and it went on for about 12 days with thousands of youths joining the protests daily across Nigeria.
On the 20th of October, 2020,while protesters were gathered at one of the protest locations in Lagos, the Lekki tollgate, members of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful protesters leaving some dead and many injured.
These photos are some of my personal documentation of the protests.