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Experiences, Learning and Recommendations Report on Peaceful Protests

One of the pillars of a modern participatory democracy is the respect for freedom of expression and assembly — a key indicator of a governments respect for human rights and fundamental principles. To exercise their freedom of expression and assembly, Nigerians (mostly young people) in October 2020 took to the streets to express their grievances against police brutality, claiming their rights on an issue that has raged for years. These protests swept across the country and the globe

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