President Muhammadu Buhari led government’s action on End SARs protesters has been labelled as shameful.
Renowned Nigerian actor and lawyer, Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo better known as RMD while lamenting over the dehumanization of #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters on Saturday, said there is a big problem if the incumbent government will fail to grant citizens their right to protest in a democratic nation.
The veteran actor was reacting to the arrest of popular comedian, Debo Adebayo, a.k.a Mr Macaroni and others by men of the Nigeria Police Force at the Lekki toll gate a few hours ago.
It could be recalled that the toll gate was closed following the October 2020 supposed peaceful EndSARS protest that led to the killings of many innocent souls. The fresh protest which saw Mr Macaroni arrested was, however, stirred after Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the End SARS granted the Lekki Concession Company, LCC, permission to reopen the Lekki toll gate, Naija News understands.
Reacting to the development RMD took to his Instagram page on Saturday evening to say note that the government cannot outlaw peaceful protests in the country no matter its actions.
RMD wrote: “I will not dignify the police by reposting the video meant to dehumanise and rubbish @mrmacaroni1 and other protesters, no I would not.
“I will not celebrate the brokenness of our society or the misplaced priorities of this government. The shame of our country is too damaging.”
He added: “You cannot CANNOT OUTLAW PEACEFUL PROTESTS NO MATTER HOW YOU TRY TO SPIN IT!!!
“There is a reason it’s called a democracy and if you don’t understand that reason, then we have a huge problem,” he declared.