About a year after they took to the streets to protest against the current administration, Nigerians are rallying behind human rights activist Omoyele Sowore yet again as they go out today.
In what many will see as an act of futility, #RevolutionNow protesters have damned the consequences, choosing to risk detention so as to express displeasure over President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
Last year, security operatives were dispatched to several regions of the country and they ended up arrested many, placing them in detention.
Among those apprehended was the #RevolutionNow convener himself, Omoyele Sowore, whose case would make it to world news headlines as global citizens called for his release (which took place several months later).
In a repeat of what happened a year ago, many march in protest today, and Nigerians on Twitter are not staying silent about it, providing updates on the situation as the police once again make arrests and clash with protesters.
Check out their tweets below:
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) August 5, 2020
— AyeMojubar 🇨🇳🇳🇬 (@ayemojubar) August 5, 2020
— Oyeleke Gideon 'Layo (@Layor_Oye) August 5, 2020
Officers of the @PoliceNG stationed at under bridge, Kuto Abeokuta and waiting to arrest peaceful protesters.
— Seyi Bello (@SeyiRants) August 5, 2020
@ARISEtv news crew is on ground monitoring protest on alleged bad governance by Pres. Buhari's administration by #RevolutionNow group in Abuja which is yet to commence due to hounding of protest leaders by a team of security men, join Political Editor Sumner Sambo as he brings… pic.twitter.com/PDKEZ6RWwJ
— Sumner Shagari Sambo (@Sumner_Sambo) August 5, 2020
— Lhekky (@SalakoOlamilek7) August 5, 2020
We are currently witnessing a joint madness by the military, police and other security agencies as over 60 of our comrades have been arrested over peaceful #RevolutionNow protest. The Abacha days are here once again. pic.twitter.com/tFf2MTwdQt
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) August 5, 2020
— LOCKDOWN POEM OUT NOW! (@AjayiWizeman) August 5, 2020
Nigerians really need to wake up and fight for our country ….What the goverment is afraid of is over 200million people finally waking up and protest for Good governance once and for all,they know they can't handle that power that belongs to the people #RevolutionNow pic.twitter.com/J2GAzaXah9
— Iyanu Ma Shele 🙏🔱 (@Haybeesamad) August 5, 2020
— Seyi Bello (@SeyiRants) August 5, 2020
Never you allow those who haven't touched a placard all their lives to dissuade you. Today's Masses Festival is another heroic step on the journey to liberation.
— FESTUS OGUN (@mrfestusogun) August 5, 2020
Today is the D-DAY, #RevolutionNow action nationwide and globally. We urge ALL Nigerian citizens home and abroad to come out to undertake mass action against tyranny, corruption, incompetence, wickedness in the highest places! We urge security forces to act rationally. FREEDOM! pic.twitter.com/oWphjFcj1V
— Ade ShiNe'$ 💪🏽 (@ade_ogbeni) August 5, 2020
Enough of Tweeter activisms and protests.The street has taken over
Join us today to secure a better future for we and next generation!.#August5thProtest#RevolutionNow #RevolutionNow #RevolutionNow#RevolutionNow pic.twitter.com/vALsLhEAV0
— I am Adesókan. (@AdesokanAriyo) August 5, 2020
We are not lazy, our government just ensure we don't make it!! #RevolutionNow
— ThirdBrown (@brown_third) August 5, 2020
Countries that are better of than us in all aspect revolted against bad government.
Nigeria is sinking and we as Patriots must stand up and take back our nation from the hands of tyrants and economic saboteurs.#RevolutionNow
— Steven Kefason🇳🇬 (@SKefason) August 5, 2020
— Revolutionary Tunde (@IsaacTunde2020) August 5, 2020
— Doyin Omayele (@BOmoyele) August 5, 2020
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