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General News of Friday, 16 October 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

#EndSARS: Protesters get free phone charging facility at protest ground

End SARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate can heave a sigh of relief after a free charging facility was made available by an unknown company at the spot of the protests.

A social media user with the Instagram handle @Kogbagidi wrote: "Happening Right now @ lekki toll gate. Free charging point. Youths we Move".

The protests which is now in its 10th day has gained momemtum with an army of Nigerians joining.

According to Amnesty International, 10 people have died since the protests began.

The protest was sparked after a video surfaced online on October 3 showing a SARS officer shooting a young man in Delta State.

The youth are demanding total reforms of the police service and the ban of the newly formed Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.

So far, popular celebrities including Davido, Rude Boy, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Falz, Runtown, Zlatan and Tiwa Savage have led protests in Nigeria and in diaspora.

Other international celebrities including, Viola Davis, Drake, Kanye West, and Bishop T.D Jakes showed their solidarity and support of the protest via their social media platforms. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey is the latest celebrity to join.

Meanwhile, Nigerians have called out music star, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter for her silence over the ongoing protest.

On Friday, Nigerians pounced on the multi-award winner. Beyonce is accused of shunning a country where she has a huge fan base, Daily Post said.

Tweets about Beyonce reached 202,000 at 2:26 pm.

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