For several hours in Asaba on Friday vehicular and human movement was stalled following protests by hundreds of youth against the Speclal Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Ngerian Police Force.
The protesters which included members of the National Association of Delta state Students, and a coalition of civil society organisations, marched along major streets in the Delta State capital.
The youth, male and female, protested along the popular government house Road, and Ogogonogo market road including, FMC among others.
The protesters, who wore black attires, carried placards bearing inscriptions such as, ‘End SARS before they end us’, ‘End SARS brutality now’, ‘We are not criminals, we are Nigerians’, ‘No to SARS, no to police reforms’, among others.
However, the hitherto peaceful protest turned sour when some of the protesting youths went to the state command of the Nigeria Police to present their matter.
Musiceasy8.com observed that trouble started when some of the protesters tried to prevent a police van from entering the premises, but the police vehicle ignored them and attempted to run over them.
This led to some of the protesters jumping into the side drains of the road and in the process sustaining injuries.
One of the protesters, , told Musiceasy8.com that they were protesting because SARS operatives had been treating them like second-class citizens in their own
country.Another youth, popular comedian ( Mc jokeapart ) noted that if SARS must exist in the country, they must operate within the ambit of the law that set them up.