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#RevolutionNow: Activists defy govt, hold protest as security agents fire teargas

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Activists have 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.

Our Correspondent reports 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.

Our Reporter also narrated that the security agents fired teargas at the unarmed protesters, who sang revolutionary songs.

He also reported that the security agents fired shots.

As of the time of filing this report, no casualty has been reported.

See photographs of the scene by Femi Dawodu:
Rowdy scene at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on account of the #RevolutionaryNow protest

#RevolutionNow protesters outside the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday

Another scene at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, venue of the #RevolutionNow protest on Monday
Security agents mount guard around the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday, to prevent activists from holding the #RevolutionNow protest.

Security agents mount guard around the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday, to prevent activists from holding the #RevolutionNow protest.
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(The Punch)

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Mariam Olaitan is a news writer who gathers and disseminates current happenings around the world.

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