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A woman protests on the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS demonstrations against police brutality, Lagos, Nigeria. A woman protests at Lekki Toll plaza on the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS demonstrations against police brutality, Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 20, 2021 (AP photo by Sunday Alamba).

Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protesters Haven’t Given Up Their Fight for Justice

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

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In Oct. 2020, Nigerians took to the streets in cities across the country during widespread protests against police brutality, popularly known as #EndSARS. The demonstrations, regarded by many as the most significant popular uprising since the country’s pro-democracy struggles of the 1990s, initially began as a campaign against the dreaded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, but eventually morphed into broader calls for political accountability and improved governance. ...

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