June 12: UK support Protesters on right to peaceful protest

The protesters were met with repression, with some being arrested and others being scattered by police with tear gas and gunfire.

The United Kingdom has backed the June 12 protest by Nigerians who clamor for better governance in the country.

In honor of Nigeria’s Democracy Day, the United Kingdom says that every citizen deserves and needs to enjoy the right to protest.

On June 12, several Nigerians marched through the streets around the country demanding better governance.

The protesters were met with repression, with some being arrested and others being scattered by police with tear gas and gunfire.

Some, however, converged with placards in front of a vehicle park licensed by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation.

The gathering screamed “Buhari must go,” calling for better administration and an end to the country’s Terror, Lawlessness, and general instability.

The UK while showing their support for the right of Nigerians to protest against unfair treatment by the government tweeted

On #Nigeria’s #DemocracyDay, we celebrate every Nigerian who has contributed to establishing democracy in this country and emphasise the importance of upholding its values, including the right to free expression and to peaceful protest

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