Tuesday, 06 August 2019 19:21

Iretiola Doyle weighs in on the #RevolutionNow protest

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Iretiola Doyle has condemned the Nigerian government for deploying armed policemen to discourage unarmed protesters from carrying out a peaceful protest, yet doing nothing to armed bandits who wreak havoc in the country.

Armed policemen and soldiers clashed with unarmed citizens yesterday, August 5, as they set out to begin the planned #RevolutionNow protest (read here). During the clash between uniformed men and citizens, Nigerians were teargassed and one photo purportedly showed a man shot in the leg. Some protesters were also arrested and taken away in a Black Maria.

Also, prior to the protest, Omoyele Sowore - the organizer of the Revolution Now protest and former presidential aspirant - was arrested by the DSS and is still in custody.

These, combined, created tension in the country and has been the topic of most conversations.

Reacting to the chaos, actress Iretiola Doyle tweeted; "It doesn't matter where you stand politically, you have to admit (at the very least) that it's a curious case when a nation deploys its security apparatus against unarmed citizens while armed bandits roam free; killing, stealing and destroying at will."

Her tweet quickly went viral and she soon shared a follow-up post that reads: "For the avoidance of doubt and for those who still choose to intentionally misconstrue my words; let me make it abundantly clear: I am not PDP, APC or any of the P's. I am NIGERIAN - Yoruba by birth, Northern by assimilation and Igbo by association."

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