The Finish SARS protest in Awka, which started at 8am on Wednesday, is dragging into the evening as protesters have blocked the Anambra Authorities Home and the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, insisting on being addressed by the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
As on the time of submitting this report, the protesters are nonetheless on the categorical, and have known as in a Disk Jockey (DJ), whereas holding a celebration in the midst of the street with lots of of younger individuals dancing and having enjoyable.
One of many organizers, who didn’t point out his identify, whereas addressing protesters stated, “Even when Obiano is within the US, we demand that he should fly again and tackle us by himself, else, we won’t depart.”
As at 7pm, the protesters have stayed for seven hours on the street, leaving a protracted line of automobiles on the street.
DAILY POST experiences that safety operatives, together with males of the DSS and Nigeria Police Drive who’re connected to the Anambra State Authorities Home stood helplessly by the gate of the federal government home because the protesters sang and danced, denying automobiles entry into the federal government home or out, simply as no car was allowed to drive previous the expressway.
An onlooker who recognized himself as Mr Obinna informed DAILY POST that, “Some DSS males got here right here and tried to cease them earlier, however they resisted them. They took their telephones, smashed them and likewise smashed the rear glass of their Sienna car, then contributed cash and gave to them to exchange it.
“Their chief informed the DSS males that they had been right here on a peaceable protest, and if the DSS males stayed away from interrupting the protest, they might be secure. The DSS males are over there,” he stated.
It was, nonetheless, gathered that the governor was not on the town. Cellphone calls to James Eze, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor to know if there was a plan by any authorities official to deal with the protesters weren’t answered.