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#EndSARS: Nigerians In India Protests On The Street, Make Demands

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Some students in India belonging to the Association of Nigerian Students and the Federation of International Students Associations (FISA), Chennai on Wednesday, came together to hold a small, peaceful demonstration at Tambaram Railway Grounds and educate their peers in this country about what was happening in Nigeria.

After all, ‘police brutality’ has seemed to become a universal subject.

“We wanted to create awareness and gain international attention on the ongoing issue in Nigeria as a majority of the students in Chennai are from this country,” they said. “The youth in Nigeria have become tired of the police in Nigeria harassing people on the streets, stopping them randomly, abusing people, even killing, arresting people just on suspicion. So for the last ten days, people have taken to the streets to protest. The Nigerian government finally disbanded SARS but they’ve put together a new unit called SWAT but we are against this as well,”

 

Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families;

“Set up an independent body with the mandate to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct, brutality and fatality;

“In line with the new Police Act, conduct psychological evaluation and retraining of all members of the Police Force (to be confirmed by an independent body); and

“Increase police salaries to compensate them for the important work of protecting lives and properties in Nigeria.”

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Protests against police brutality in Nigeria have been on for days both on and offline.

In solidarity with protests in Nigeria, citizens of Nigeria in France, USA, UK, Canada and other countries also lent their voices to the movement in protest fashion.

(SirsteveMEDIA) reports.

 

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