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Protests against police brutality in Nigeria

Demonstrators gather during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. Protests began roughly two weeks ago demanding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which was accused by Nigerians and groups such as Amnesty International of extortion, brutality and torture. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators gather during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. Protests began roughly two weeks ago demanding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which was accused by Nigerians and groups...more

Demonstrators gather during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. Protests began roughly two weeks ago demanding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which was accused by Nigerians and groups such as Amnesty International of extortion, brutality and torture. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator stands atop a vehicle and shouts slogans as others carry banners while blocking a road leading to the airport, during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. The police force has repeatedly denied the accusations against SARS, though it said earlier this month that "unruly and unprofessional" officers had been arrested and were facing disciplinary actions

The new unit, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, was created to "fill the gaps" left when police disbanded SARS on Oct. 11. REUTERS/Seun Sanni

A demonstrator stands atop a vehicle and shouts slogans as others carry banners while blocking a road leading to the airport, during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. The police force has repeatedly denied...more

A demonstrator stands atop a vehicle and shouts slogans as others carry banners while blocking a road leading to the airport, during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. The police force has repeatedly denied the accusations against SARS, though it said earlier this month that "unruly and unprofessional" officers had been arrested and were facing disciplinary actions The new unit, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, was created to "fill the gaps" left when police disbanded SARS on Oct. 11. REUTERS/Seun Sanni
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A demonstrator paints 'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, on a street during a protest demanding police reform in Lagos, Nigeria October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Seun Sanni

A demonstrator paints 'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, on a street during a protest demanding police reform in Lagos, Nigeria October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Seun Sanni

A demonstrator paints 'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, on a street during a protest demanding police reform in Lagos, Nigeria October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Seun Sanni
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A demonstrator rings a bell as he rides a horse during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator rings a bell as he rides a horse during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator rings a bell as he rides a horse during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator paints 'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, on a street during a protest demanding police reform in Lagos, Nigeria October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Seun Sanni

A demonstrator paints 'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, on a street during a protest demanding police reform in Lagos, Nigeria October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Seun Sanni

A demonstrator paints 'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, on a street during a protest demanding police reform in Lagos, Nigeria October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Seun Sanni
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Nigerians take part in a protest against alleged violence, extortion and harassment from Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Lagos, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Nigerians take part in a protest against alleged violence, extortion and harassment from Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Lagos, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Nigerians take part in a protest against alleged violence, extortion and harassment from Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Lagos, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator in underwear carries a hairdryer and a megaphone during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator in underwear carries a hairdryer and a megaphone during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator in underwear carries a hairdryer and a megaphone during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Demonstrators queue up to receive food during a protest over police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators queue up to receive food during a protest over police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators queue up to receive food during a protest over police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Demonstrators gather beside an electronic billboard displaying the slogan "End police brutality", during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators gather beside an electronic billboard displaying the slogan "End police brutality", during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators gather beside an electronic billboard displaying the slogan "End police brutality", during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Muslim demonstrators observe jumat service amid protests against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Muslim demonstrators observe jumat service amid protests against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Muslim demonstrators observe jumat service amid protests against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator wearing a blindfold with an inscription "End Sars", gestures during a protest against alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator wearing a blindfold with an inscription "End Sars", gestures during a protest against alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator wearing a blindfold with an inscription "End Sars", gestures during a protest against alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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"End Sars" referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, reads on a demonstrator's cloth during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

"End Sars" referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, reads on a demonstrator's cloth during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

"End Sars" referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, reads on a demonstrator's cloth during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator salutes as he raises the Nigerian flag during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator salutes as he raises the Nigerian flag during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator salutes as he raises the Nigerian flag during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator holds up a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator holds up a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator holds up a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, reads on a demonstrator's face during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, reads on a demonstrator's face during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, reads on a demonstrator's face during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator performs contortion during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator performs contortion during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator performs contortion during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Demonstrators queue to receive food during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators queue to receive food during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators queue to receive food during a protest over alleged police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator covering his face carries a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator covering his face carries a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator covering his face carries a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Demonstrators wearing raincoats shout slogans as they march in the rain during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators wearing raincoats shout slogans as they march in the rain during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators wearing raincoats shout slogans as they march in the rain during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Demonstrators carry banners during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators carry banners during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators carry banners during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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A demonstrator carries a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator carries a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A demonstrator carries a banner during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Demonstrators talk to a police officer during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators talk to a police officer during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators talk to a police officer during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Police officers are seen as Nigerians take part in a protest against alleged violence, extortion and harassment from Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Lagos, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Police officers are seen as Nigerians take part in a protest against alleged violence, extortion and harassment from Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Lagos, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Police officers are seen as Nigerians take part in a protest against alleged violence, extortion and harassment from Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Lagos, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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Police use water cannons to disperse people protesting against alleged brutality by members of Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Abraham Achirga

Police use water cannons to disperse people protesting against alleged brutality by members of Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Abraham Achirga

Police use water cannons to disperse people protesting against alleged brutality by members of Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja, Nigeria October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Abraham Achirga
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