Amnesty International Demands Release Of Arrested #RevolutionNow Protesters

A joint security team of Nigerian soldiers and police officers harassed and arrested #RevolutionNow at Unity Fountain Abuja and on the streets of Lagos earlier on Wednesday.

Security operatives harassing #RevolutionNow protesters at Unity Fountain Abuja on Wednesday / Photo credit Omoyele Sowore
Security operatives harassing #RevolutionNow protesters at Unity Fountain Abuja on Wednesday / Photo credit Omoyele Sowore

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the Federal government to release #RevolutionNow protesters who were arrested by security operatives on Wednesday.

A joint security team of Nigerian soldiers and police officers harassed and arrested #RevolutionNow at Unity Fountain Abuja and on the streets of Lagos earlier on Wednesday.

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, is the convener of the protest tagged “national day of action”, held in major cities of the country in commemoration of the first anniversary of the #RevolutionNow Movement held on August 5, 2019.

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Reacting to the arrest of protesters, Amnesty International via its official Twitter handle condemned the act and called on the government to free those arrested.

“We demand immediate release of all protesters arrested today. Protest is a human right and no one should be arrested for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and speech”, the tweet read.

#RevolutionNow protesters are calling on the federal government to tackle issues borders on insecurity and. poverty in the country.

Last year, Sowore was arrested and detained for four months by the State Security Service for planning #RevolutionNow protest.

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