With the recent imposed ban on twitter in Nigeria by the federal government, the Nigerian youth have arisen against this order, calling it “Dictatorship in Disguise”.
They set aside today to embark on a protest against this order and other happenings in the country which don’t sit right with them.
Below are some tweets from the ongoing protests.
Protesters have started gathering again at #June12thProtest in Lagos.
Police presence has reduced. pic.twitter.com/irhVlRrii9
— Pulse (@PulseNigeria247) June 12, 2021
Many protests always lead to casualties but this person is optimistic today’s own won’t end up as such.
We won’t lose any lives and properties in today’s protests Insha Allah 🙏❤️
— 𝔄𝔡𝔲𝔨𝔢 (@naheemade) June 12, 2021
Another one lamented:
All we wanted was to survive even in the midst of hardship but our means of survival are regularly being taken away from us. Our government want to make us beggars while they stockpile their bank accounts abroad.#June12thProtest #KeepitOn
— Kainene 🦋 (@LadyKestero) June 12, 2021
One also gave ways to not be affected in case tear gas thrown:
If hit with tear gas DO THIS
-Hold your breath and close your eyes if possible
-Get out of the area and move to a higher ground
-Quickly cover your mouth with a clothe soaked with water/vinegar
-Rinse your eyes with a lot of water
— Benkingsley Nwashara (@Benking452) June 12, 2021
This person have been threatened
I have received so many threats from strange contacts!! They have also sent different people to me telling me I must not step out!! I have everything on record!!
I will not be a prisoner in my own country!! We deserve better!!! #June12thProtest #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) June 12, 2021
There are a whole lot of countless protest tweets on twitter, search #June12thProtest and you will see them.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nigerians on this day.