Runtown Reiterates Protest As Naira Marley Backs Down
Runtown, a musician, has reiterated the schedule for his protest against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) shortly after Naira Marley, a controversial singer, backed down.
The renewed protests against SARS began on Saturday after a video showing a man allegedly gunned down in Delta by operatives of the police unit went viral.
As a result of this, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), had banned SARS from undertaking routine patrols and search duties.
Public figures also called for protest using the ‘EndSARS’ hashtag on Sunday, with Runtown volunteering to lead a march against police brutality and harassment at the Lekki toll gate on Thursday, October 8.
Naira Marley, who had on Monday planned to lead a peaceful march alongside ‘Marlians’ against the police department, however, cancelled the protest.
Amid the mixed reactions that ensued after Naira Marley called off his Tuesday protest, Runtown took to his Twitter handle to assure fans that his proposed peaceful march would go on as schedule writing, “Thursday is Thursday!”