As the movement for revolutionnow protest is still going on LIVE at the National Stadium in Lagos where protesters have converged under the umbrella of Coalition of Revolution (CORE), updates have reached newsfeed.ng as to what is happening live from the revolutionnow protest.
Recalling that the Coalition of Revolution (CORE) has recently called on Nigerians to join its peaceful protest against bad governance in the country, the group has finally proceeded to stage the protest at the National Stadium in Lagos despite strong opposition from the Nigerian government.
In revealing the reason for the protest the group said the country had been “plunged into crises by bereft leadership who have turned the country into a business centre.”
CORE expressed its displeasure saying, the police were making move to create fear in the minds of the people by tagging the protest as a violent one while insisting that its demands are clear and glaring.
In the early hour of the day, heavily armed policemen were seen at the national stadium keeping their watch on things as they wait for orders from above. However, the movement have earlier urged its members and all those who would be joining the protest to eschew all forms of violence and remain calm.
It said, “No protester should throw any object as little as stones or attack any security officials. We are aware of their intent to provoke the masses unduly by using undue tactics and sponsored agents, so as to give the protest a bad name.
It also noted that irrespective of the colour orange recognized as the insignia of the protest, everyone is free to come dressed in any colour.
Not too long after the protest was set sailing, heavily armed policemen started firing shots and tear gas at RevolutionNow protesters who converged on the National Stadium in Lagos.
Protesters and passers-by were seen on camera running for safety.