Demonstrations in Nigeria: "An unprecedented movement in terms of its scope, duration and recent radicalism"

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Protesters gathered in a street in Lagos, despite the curfew, on Tuesday October 20, 2020. REUTERS / Temilade Adelaja

By: Jean-Baptiste Marot Follow

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For two weeks, Nigeria has been shaken by demonstrations initiated against police violence, which have turned into an unprecedented protest against the regime and bad governance, and whose repression has left at least twenty dead.

More than 1,000 demonstrators gathered peacefully on a toll in Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria, were dispersed Tuesday evening by live ammunition, after the entry into force of a total curfew imposed to put down the protest movement popular which wins the country.

Update on the situation with Laurent Fourchard, historian, research director at the Sciences-Po International Research Center. 


Laurent Fourchard is the author of

Sort, exclude and police, Urban lives in South Africa and Nigeria

, Presses de Sciences Po.


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