Nigerians will assemble at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State on Thursday(today) to remember the second anniversary of the #EndSARS protests and the Lekki Massacre.
Thousands of young people organised and marched through major cities throughout the country over two weeks of the #EndSARS in October 2020, calling for an end to decades of police brutality and other forms of injustice.
The anniversary is to preserve the memory of the unarmed civilians who were murdered by state agents on October 20, 2020, at the Lekki Tollgate when they were sitting on the ground and singing the national song and waving the national flag.
Public figures have revealed that the second memorial will take place largely at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos and other towns throughout the country as citizens gather, despite the dwindling civic space for demonstrations under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Thespian and social justice activist Debo Adedayo, aka Mr. Macaroni, tweeted that he would be participating in the walk in memory of those who had been brutalised by police.
“Peaceful walk tomorrow(today) in honour of all #EndSars and police brutality victims. We no go fit ever forget!!!!” he tweeted yesterday . Rapper and songwriter Folarin Falana “Falz” also tweeted that he will be joining the walk to “honour fallen heroes from the #LekkiMassacre #EndSARS.”
According to information on the E-flyer shared by the duo, the memorial procession is organised to feature walking and driving through the tollgate accompanied by horn blaring, solidarity songs, and chants from the participants.
While the event is slated to hold from the hours of 8 am to 11 am, citizens are encouraged to visit the venue at any time of the day to pay their respect to the fallen.