In the brewery of brutality
they were crushed and killed.
By custodians of criminality
innocent bloods were spilled.
Silenced by trigger happy cops,
yet their peace is loud and clear.
It roars and rages from rooftops
to fight police fierceness and fear.
In the sanctuary of our streets
a million-candle sparkles.
Timeless tales told with tweets
as every timeline twinkles.
Every candle screams in silence
“justice must prevail”.
Politicians can’t preen in pretence
while heroes travail.
The end of bad governance is here,
It’s happening right now.
The end of police brutality is here,
It’s happening right now!
#EndSARS protests in Nigeria took a different and emotional twist today, Friday October 16, as protesters all across the nation and in Diaspora holds a candle night in remembrance of all victims of Extra-judiciary killings and police brutality.
Recall that the protest started as a critical response to incessant police brutality and extrajudicial killings by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force which was disbanded by the Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu who later, announced the establishment of Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to replace SARS.
Feminist Coalition, a group of young Nigerian feminists formed in July 2020 with a mission to champion equality for women in Nigerian society has been at the forefront of the protests, mobilizing resources, raising awareness, coordination protests and so on.
The names of some of the victims published by Feminist coalition
Some videos and pictures from the candle night
Say a prayer for Nigeria. Africa deserves a living and thriving giant, not a corrupt and crawling ant.
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