NIGERIA: #endSARS Protests No Arab Spring-Style Movement Yet


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After several days of protests demanding the disbandment of a notorious police unit, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), Nigeria's chief of police announced the unit's immediate dissolution 11 October. Nevertheless, demonstrators vowed to continue their protests unless and until the announcement was backed up by an executive order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Amid a context of ever-more precarious socioeconomic conditions, the protests are the strongest display of political street activism in about a decade. However, while there is a certain potential for this issue-speci
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