Protests against economic hardship begin in Lagos despite warning by Police

A human rights group, Take It Back Movement, has started a nationwide protest in Lagos against the economic hardship being faced in the country.

This comes despite the warning issued by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade.

The protest is coming ahead of the one called by organised labour, which is expected to start on Tuesday.

Recall that police spokesman in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin had, in a statement, quoted the Commissioner of Police, as warning intending protesters against violence or acts that could infringe on the rights of others, such as obstruction of traffic and paralyzing the commercial activities in the state.

Fayoade assured residents of Lagos State that necessary security measures had been put in place to protect lives and property, with or without any protest.

However on Monday, the protesters took to the streets carrying placards despite the warning.

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