Roads to major cities across the country have been blocked and cities have been shut down by protesters entering the eight-day demonstrations in more than 100 cities across the country.
At least 10 people were killed, Amnesty said, and many were injured as police in several states fired live ammunition, tears and used water cannons at protesters.
Unity protests also took place in London, Washington, Toronto and other countries around the world.
The government responded and said it had disbanded SARS and replaced it with a new tactical team known as Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT), however it did not end the heavy police as at least 10 people were killed by police country during the protests.
Some called for the Inspector General of Police to resign and protesters said their demands had not been met.
As protests continue, here’s how people in the country interact to make the movement work effectively and how you can help.
Volunteer your time and skills
From nationwide protests to others delivered by diaspora families in the UK, Germany, Canada and Germany, this movement has been supported by many individuals who volunteer their time and services while working together.
Today, emergency emergency teams, pro bono lawyers, and mental health support are provided on the ground to assist protesters as needed.
As of Wednesday, the voluntary legal team has helped secure the release of more than 80 protesters detained by police for participating in ongoing demonstrations.
The mental health organization, MentallyAware has created panic cards to help protesters who may have panic attacks as a result of the protests. More medical assistance is also available on the ground through emergency ambulances, physiotherapists and mental therapy.
Businesses in the catering sector and private individuals provided full food, snacks and water to keep protesters at all points in the country lasting as they called on the government to reform the police and end SARS. Private individuals also donated water and food parcels to the protest areas.
Volunteers in the technology sector have set up an auto messaging platform to call senators ’attention to the needs of protesters.
To ensure the safety of the demonstrators, some of them were attacked despite the peace of the movement, a form of police brutality report was erected.
Stay informed and speak up
With the original #EndSARS hashtag, Nigerians on social media have been able to call the world̵
7;s attention to what is happening in West Africa.
There are many variations of hashtaging the same message to end police brutality, which has been trending daily over the past week, thanks to people pushing the message non-stop online.
This interpreter’s video detailing everything about the End SARS movement, broadcast templates for easy explosion in Instant Messaging apps like Whatsapp, and a flyer showing the 5 requests that users want to see Activists have several ways to get a headstart on sharing what’s going on with everyone. social media platforms.
A website has been set up to document accounts of the brutal experiences of Nigerian youth at the hands of the police. Flyers in many local languages have also been created, all in one bid to shed more light on the plight of Nigerian children and to get information flowing freely as much as possible.
And to keep these online protests alive, free internet data is provided to maintain a connection to online protesters.
Crowdfunding options are set to provide food, health and legal services, security and other assistance to protesters.
Leading the way, is the Feminist Coalition which recorded up to nearly 70 million naira (approximately $ 180,000) and other currencies including Bitcoin. For accountablitlity, the organizers became clear in informing the public about how the funds provided were used to help the demonstrators on a daily basis.
With the support of crowdfunding, lawyers were sent to release the protesters detained by the police, the medical bills of the injured were covered, food as well as other comfort items were provided to the protesting. Private security has also been set up for protesters across the country following several attacks by police and armed youths who stamped machetes and sticks.
Join the prayer walks
People of faith came together to pray for the nation, the protesters, and the leaders to ensure that the purpose of the protests would come true and that the demands of the youth would be met.