Fashina, other activists arrested as police break up peaceful Lagos protest

A peaceful protest organized by civil society in Lagos in memorial of those killed during the last anti fuel subsidy protest has been dispersed by the police.
Dipo Fashina, a former ASUU president, who led the procession, and other activists have been arrested by the police and taken to the Area Command at Ikeja.
The procession, which began at Labour House, Yaba, was broken up at Maryland after an argument between the organizers and a senior police officer.
Fashina and Abiodun Aremu, leading the procession walked out on the senior police officer when they could not convince him that “they did not need police permit for the march.”
The officer, who said he had orders from the police commissioner, signalled his officers and fumes from tear gas canisters rent  the air.
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