The peaceful commemoration of #EndSARS second anniversary, on Thursday, took a violent dimension as policemen fired teargas canisters at the protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos.
The initial peaceful procession soon became a rowdy demonstration following the shooting it teargas at the protesters by security operatives.
This resulted in commotion as some of the protesters ran helter-skelter.
Popular rap artiste, Folarin Falana, known as ‘Falz’, and a comedian, Adebowale Adedayo, aka ‘Mr Macaroni’ also took part in the demonstration. Presidential Candidate of the AAC, Omoyele Sowore, was also at the Lekki Toll-Gate to give moral support to the protesters.
The situation became violent when the protesters, who had gathered at the plaza, attempted to place coffins they had made in remembrance of those killed at the scene in 2020, and policemen began to fire teargas canisters to stop them.