#RevolutionNow: Protesters Clash With Security Agents , Arrest Journalist, Others (PHOTOS)


LAGOS AUGUST 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Protesters defied the Federal Government order banning them from holding the #RevolutionNow protest called by the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore, who was arrested on Saturday by operatives of the Department of State Services on account of the then scheduled protest, was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 presidential election.

Reports have it that security agents under the aegis of OP MESA, a joint Internal Security Operational platform made up of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, had surrounded the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, in the early hours of Monday, preventing people from entering the public structure.
Despite their presence, protesters still engage revolutionary solidarity songs which resulted in the security agents firing teargas at the unarmed protesters. It was also reported that the security agents fired shots at the protesters..

A number of protesters were arrested and taken into a van marked ‘Lagos State Task Force’.
A journalist with online news platform, Sahara Reporters, was among those arrested as police dispersed the crowd at the venue.
The reporter, who was identified by his colleagues, was said to have failed to show any form of identification before he was arrested.

The National Stadium, the converging location announced by members of the #RevolutionNow group is beefed up with heavy security presence this morning.
No casuality have been reported so far.
Details later……
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