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#OccupyLekkiTollGate trends as Nigerians fix date for fresh protest over reopening of Lekki toll gate

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Nigerians are set to stage a protest over the ruling of the #EndSARS Lagos State Judicial Panel allowing the Lekki Concession Company to regain possession and reopen the Lekki toll gate in Lagos state.

The toll gate has been closed since October 2020, following the shooting of peaceful protesters by security personnel.

The Lagos Judicial panel was divided as five of the nine members of the panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), voted in support of the reopening of the tollgate at the last sitting on Saturday.

Opposed to the decision of the panel, Nigerians have planned a protest to occupy the tollgate, stating that it should remain shut until justice is served to the victims of the shooting of Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The protest has been fixed for Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 7am.

Social media influencer, Ayemojubar, tweeted in support of the protest, referencing a quote by Emiliano Zapata, main leader of the peasant revolution in the Mexican state of Morelos between 1910 and 1920.

Others also commented and declared their support.

@Dannyrockie: We won’t surrender to evil. We won’t be muted against our rights. We won’t become cowards overnight in doing the right thing. No justice scales. No peace for the enemies. No justice, no reopening.

@UncleShinelz: When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. Our oppressors are not slowing down anytime soon, we must slow or calm down neither! #RevolutionNow #EndSARS #Lekkitollgate.

@RYemoja; Those that destroy our young protesters at Lekki can’t ever appear before the panel because of conscience, history will never forget the lawless military.

@JGagariga said: That toll gate should never be open, it’s out of the desperation to reopen the toll gate the soldiers were called in to carry out #LekkiMassacre, there’s no excuse whatsoever that the toll should come back, how many victims of #LekkiMassacre have gotten justice? #EndSARS.

 
 
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