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For the 12th day running on Sunday, youths protesting police brutality especially by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), continued their activities across the country.
Hundreds of them gathered at Alausa and Lekki in Lagos from morning.
As at 11pm, the crowd of protesters at Lekki was huge – they stay put, singing, chanting and displaying their placards.
In Ibadan, they blocked the entrance to the Government House in Agodi.
In Benin – all road in the Edo State capital were completely blocked for the better part of the day, leading thousands of travellers stranded.
The protesters turned back vehicles on the way to the airport. Many travellers could not make their trips. They picketed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) offices.
In Ilorin, the youths were attacked by people suspected to be “cultists”. Many were injured.
The protesters announced the establishment of a helpline centre to meet the needs to their members. They also launched an online radio platform named “Soro soke” (speak up).
According to them, the helpline is 01 700 1755. “For the users, these are the prompt numbers: Press 1 for medical. Press 2 for legal. Press 3 for food and supplies. Press 4, 5, or 6 for mental health emergencies.” @fkabudu tweeted.
They said the online radio was introduced to aid the coordination and communication of the protesters’ activities nationwide.
The online radio which is accessible via https://s4.radio.co/s99d55c85b/listen has programmes and live reports of missing and found #EndSARS protesters, and other updates on the protests across the country.
When our correspondent tuned in to the online radio around 2pm yesterday, music were being played on the need for their voices to count and on reforms in the country.
Dr. Oby Ezekwesili via @obyezeks tweeted: “I heard our innovative young ones of the #EndSARS protests have just launched an online radio station? Wow! These ones na real generation! #GenerationIncredibles.”
Church services were held at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza and Lagos House of Assembly complex entrance, Alausa Secretariat – the two epicentres of the protests in Lagos State.