Thousands of Nigerians gathered on Sunday for a vigil to remember those who lost their lives at the hands of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) — a police unit accused of brutality and human rights crimes.
Such a powerful, prayerful moment! 😭
We remember our heroes who've paid the ultimate sacrifice.
We promise them that we will not stop fighting for them✊
We will fight & we will win.
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🎥: Candle light procession @ NAUTH#EndSarsNow #sorosoke pic.twitter.com/sgY5Jsywtn
— Dr. Makanaki #ENDSARS (@DrLotenna) October 18, 2020
Created in 1984 to combat growing robberies in Nigeria, the unit is now disbanded following one of the largest youth-led protests the country has seen in a decade launched earlier in October by way of the social media movement #EndSARSNow.
Around 100 people have been injured and at least ten have died in the demonstrations due to what Amnesty International belie