#EndSARS protesters block Abuja city gate, Airport road




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#ENDSARS protesters on Abuja shut down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport road and the Gate.

They massed at the Gate, causing a serious traffic gridlock on the busy highway despite the ban on protests and rallies by the Federal Capital Authorities.

 

The demonstrators also sang the national anthem as they marched on the road.

The FCT Committee chaired by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, had stopped street rallies which it said violated the COVID-19 protocols.

But the protesters dismissed the directive, stating that the FCT Administration had no constitutional power to halt protests in the city.

 

The protesters were seen moving from the gate towards the Central Business District at the time of filing this report.

They could be heard singing solitary songs and chanting End SARS in Nigeria.

 

The barricaded the expressway preventing vehicular movement on the ever- busy road.

Muslims among the protesters took time to pray in the afternoon, those who did not join stood by to protect them from being attacked.

 

The protesters also blocked Gwagwalada road their different placards, preventing vehicular movements insisting on an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The protests also caused gridlock along Area roundabout.

 

The Nation