#EndSARS protesters block Benin-Lagos Expressway
Thousands of commuters were stranded for over five hours on Thursday as #ENDSARS protesters
barricaded the ever-busy Benin-Lagos expressway at Ugbowo in front of the
University of Benin (UNIBEN).
The newly-constructed pedestrian bridge in front of the main campus of UNIBEN was converted to
an emergency point for dishing out popular revolutionary songs from big loudspeakers.
#EndSARS protesters block Benin-Lagos expressway
The atmosphere was carnival-like at the ever-busy highway especially opposite the University of Benin
with DJs blasting popular revolutionary songs of Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Idris Abdlukareem and
several other popular artists.
Among the protesters were student union leaders of the University of Benin who were seen
coordinating the demonstration.
Some stranded commuters also joined the protest and pledged their support for the expected
reforms in the Force.
Some policemen who came to the scene stayed away from the protesters who conducted
themselves peacefully while the demonstration lasted for hours.
The President, Students Union Government of the University, Comrade Egwu Benjamin said,
“We are adding our voice to what has been happening across the country and we are demanding
an end of SARS. We are saying end SARS and they are giving us SWAT.