Four protesters have been reportedly arrested at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on Thursday, according to SaharaReporters.

The youths had converged on the Lekki tollgate to mark the second memorial of the #EndSARS protest in the country.

In October 2020, youths across the country took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings by the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS).

The tollgate was the epicentre of the protests. Youths who gathered day and night at the tollgate were dispersed from the location by gun-wielding soldiers on October 20, 2020, an action which led to the loss of lives.

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Meanwhile, the security operatives also assaulted journalists covering the event.

One of the protesters who spoke to SaharaReporters said, “The police have arrested four people despite the fact that everything is being done peacefully here. They are using tear gas and hot water to disperse peaceful protesters. Journalists were also assaulted,” he said. 

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