Thu, 03 Dec 2020

About 30 Nigerians living in Cape Town marched to Parliament on Friday to protest against police brutality in Nigeria.

The group pleaded with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the unrest, GroundUp reported.

The march follows violent protests earlier this month in Nigeria under the #EndSARS campaign, which first surfaced in 2017 as activists in Nigeria sought to abolish a federal police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Nigerians demonstrated nationwide every day for nearly two weeks against the police unit. Human rights groups had, for years, accused the unit of extortion, harassment, torture, and murders.

The unit was disbanded on 11 October, but the protests continued and activists claimed that as many as 20 people were killed in one night.

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Source: News24

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