EndSARS protests continues in the streets of Toronto
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Protesters marched the streets of downtown Toronto on Saturday afternoon, demanding justice for the massacre of young Nigerians exercising their rights. The government of Nigeria took the lives of peaceful protesters who dared to speak out against police brutality, administered by the special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit. SARS, a branch of the Nigeria Police Force founded in 1992 to perform undercover crime operations but instead used their powers to traumatize Nigerians. Essentially, the special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit is a symptom of a larger epidemic in Nigeria; Incompetent leaders and Corruption.
The EndSARS protest is an outcry against bad governance, kleptocracy, and corruption. The movement demands for a better nation. A new Nigeria where leaders are held accountable for their actions and citizens are guaranteed basic infrastructures – good roads, 24 hours electricity, water, and a functioning system. The protest is a call to action for the Canadian government and international community to hold the Nigeria government responsible for the loss of innocent lives and visas be denied to corrupt politicians.