BREAKING: Police Begins Brutalization #OccupyLekki Protesters, Arrest 10 [VIDEO
At least 10 protesters have been arrested by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate, one of the coordinators of #OccupyLekkiTollgate has said.
Kunle Ajayi told our correspondent that the protesters were detained in a black maria and are about to be taken to an unknown location.
“Police have just arrested 10 protesters – Four ladies and six guys. They were beaten mercilessly and injured,” he said.
AfemaiReporters gathered that the protesters were arrested around 7:50 am.
“Why are you after us.
“We have a right to protest.
“I could have been crushed by a car as the police were running after me for protesting,” one of them was heard saying as the police manhandled him and forced him into a white Hilux van to an unknown destination”.
Another group of protesters, who tagged theirs #DefendLagos, had also planned to gather at the site at the same time, threatening the former group to stay away.
Amidst the threat of violence, the police and federal the state governments warned both groups to shelve the protests.
On Friday, armed police officers embarked on a show of force across the city, reiterating its call for protesters to stay away from the tollgate.
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