Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of
the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital,
Lagos. The military has denied shooting live rounds and police have denied involvement.
There was a heavy presence of armed police officers on Saturday at the toll gate,
where a group of about 15 protesters gathered despite calls by the government this week to scrap the demonstration, witnesses said.
At least six of the protesters were beaten with truncheons and arrested before being driven away in police vans.
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“They are already manhandling us, but we’re not going to be deterred.
We’re not going to step down,” said one man, who did not provide his name and spoke to the Reuters news agency as he was being arrested.
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