Rapper Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz The Bhad Guy, and Comedian Debo Adebayo a.k.a Mr Macaroni, have joined the car procession at the #EndSARSMemorial protest at Lekki tollgate in Lagos, despite the ban on the protests and the heavy presence of armed police personnel at the tollgate.
The celebrities and other activists who turned up at the tollgate with their cars were seen waving Nigerian flags from inside the vehicles and honking the horns while singing solidarity songs.
Some of the activists who spoke to newsmen stated that they will continue going to and fro the tollgate as their own way of protesting against the alleged killing of protesters at the tollgate on October 20, 2020.
A year ago, it was reported that #EndSARS protesters who gathered day and night at the tollgate were dispersed from the location by gun-wielding soldiers on October 20, 2020, an action that led to the loss of lives.
Marking the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest, Falz tweeted,
“365 days ago, Nigerian citizens were shot and killed at the toll gate by our own military men. Today, we honour them because they have sacrificed their very existence for a cause bigger than all of us. They live forever in our hearts.”
Also, ace Nigerian actress, Uche Jombo, via her verified Twitter account, wrote,
“20th October! A day in history! #EndSARSMemorial #EndSARS we will never forget!”
Popular Disc Jockey, DJ Cuppy, simply tweeted, “We will NEVER forget! Flag of Nigeria Broken heart #EndSARSMemorial #EndPoliceBrutality. ‘Lazy Nigerian Youth’ are changing Nigeria and sacrificing their own lives for generations to come!!!”
Tems tweeted, “The bullets, the blood and tears. We will NEVER forget. #EndSARSMemorial.”
Also, Nollywood stars, Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham, Iyabo Ojo and Uche Jombo have marked the #EndSARS protest anniversary via their various social media handles.
Akindele simply wrote: “We will not forget 20.10.20 Lekki Massacre.”
Toyin on the other hand shared a symbol of blood shed with the caption, ” 20.10.20″.
“Silence is not an option. #Sorosoke generation”, Iyabo Ojo wrote.
According to actor Yul Edochie, “We must never forget. 20/10/2020. #endsars protest. The deaths of our heroes must not be in vain. We must remain committed to building a new Nigeria that works for all.”