September 17, 2020

“You don’t have right to protest high electricity tariff” – Police tell youths, as they assault them (Video)

Some police officers were seen assaulting some young men protesting the recent hike in electricity tariff, as they were told they had no right to complain.

You don't have right to protest high electricity tariff - Police tell youth, as they assa yerenwgsnews

Nigerian youths took to the streets of Lagos and Abuja to protest the hike, and while the protest in Lagos was without drama, the one in Lagos saw some officers assault the young men.

In the now viral video, a young man could be seen being dragged by the officers, as a number of them were beaten.

One of the protesters, @AyowoleSanyaolu who noted that the protest at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) office in Abuja was a peaceful one, said they were stopped by the policemen who assaulted them, telling them that they don’t have the right to protest.

He tweeted:

“While we protest peacefully at @NERCNG , Abuja, against the thoughtless increment in electricity tariff, @PoliceNG descended on us fiercely. A number of us were mercilessly beaten and others were dragged like common criminals. But in all, we stood our ground. Tyranny will not win!”

Watch the shocking video below;

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