‘We Will Never Forget’: Nigerians Mark 3rd EndSARS Anniversary

Nigerians have taken to social media to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the EndSARS Movement that greeted the country in 2020.

EndSARS is an household name that represents the decentralised campaign against police brutality that began in October 2020, with protesters using the hashtag #EndSARS to demand an end to assaults and human rights abuses by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit.

SARS officers have been alleged to profile young Nigerians, mostly males, based on fashion choices, tattoos and hairstyles. They were also known to mount illegal roadblocks, conduct unwarranted checks and searches, arrest and detain without warrant or trial, rape women, and extort young male Nigerians for driving exotic vehicles and using laptops and iPhones, hence, the reason for the emergence of the social movement that gained global attention in the third quarter of 2020.

Social media reacts

At the time of filing this report, the hashtag EndSARS is currently Number One on X (formerly Twitter) trends, with many young Nigerians reminiscing on the memorable protest.

Below are some of the reactions gathered by Parallel Facts: