A joint security team of Nigerian soldiers and police officers harassed and arrested over 40 #RevolutionNow at Unity Fountain Abuja 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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#RevolutionNow protesters are calling on the federal government to tackle issues borders on insecurity and poverty in the country.
In a series of tweet on Wednesday, Sowore shared pictures and videos of how protesters were arrested and harassed by security operatives.
“@PoliceNG stops #RevolutionNow protesters on Third mainland bridge, they’re forcing them to the station in violation of their rights!.
“For hours now @PoliceNG officers have held these #RevolutionNow protesters to ransom on a bridge in Lagos. They’ve even brought in more reinforcements planning to corral them to a detention facility at Panti, Yaba, Lagos. This is what Nigeria has turned into, a Banana Rep, Sowore said.
Pictures and videos of #RevolutionNow protest flooded the internet, while the protest trended on Twitter on Wednesday.
Last year, Sowore was arrested and detained for four months by the State Security Service for planning #RevolutionNow protest.