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Protests Against Police Violence Enter Tenth Day In Nigeria

Protests against police violence in Nigeria entered the tenth day on Saturday with more than 10,000 people invading the streets of Lagos.
The rallies started last week after a video did the rounds online showing a man being beaten, apparently by police from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit.
The police unit has killed and tortured many Nigerians, according to human rights groups.
Police authorities agreed to disband SARS but Nigerians aren’t satisfied with that. They want individual officers arrested and tried for violation of human rights.
Since the protests began, at least 10 people have been killed and hundreds injured, according to Amnesty International, which accuses the police of using excessive force against the demonstrators.
Mothers also joined the march in the city centre of Nigeria’s economic capital.
“I am here to come and protest against the killing of my children, against the killing of our children, against the killing of the youth,” said Adepeju Dinyo.
“We want a new Nigeria where righteousness, peace and justice reign, where our children can live, can go to school and work and live their lives in peace.”
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