#REVOLUTIONNOW PROTESTERS VOW TO CONTINUE DEMONSTRATION TOMORROW
The organisers of the ‘RevolutionNow’ protest have vowed to continue their peaceful demonstration on Tuesday, August 6.
They made the disclosure at a press conference held on Monday in Lagos.
The conveners comprising members of a coalition of different civil society organisations said the police fired canisters of tear gas at protesters who gathered peacefully in Surulere area of the state.
They, however, insisted that they would converge on the Freedom Park in Ojota area despite facing resistance from the police today.
The police have dispersed a crowd of protesters who gathered at the National Stadium in Surulere for the ‘RevolutionNow’ march.
The march which was scheduled to hold on Monday was thwarted by security operatives stationed at the venue.
A number of protesters were arrested and taken into a van marked ‘Lagos State Task Force’.
A journalist with online news platform, Sahara Reporters, was among those arrested as police dispersed the crowd at the venue
The reporter, who was identified by his colleagues, was said to have failed to show any form of identification before he was arrested.
The National Stadium, the converging location announced by members of the #RevolutionNow group is beefed up with heavy security presence this morning.
The police dispersed and arrested members of the group who had gathered against the warning of the law enforcement agencies.