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  • Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators at the Lucky Tollgate in Lagos on Saturday, according to witnesses, as a small group protested the reopening of the site.

  • It was here on October the 20th, according to rights group Amnesty International and witnesses that soldiers opened fire on activists demonstrating against police brutality.

  • The military has denied shooting live rounds and the police say they weren't involved.

  • On Saturday, a group of about 15 gathered despite calls from the government to scrap the demonstration.

  • They were met by a heavy police presence.

  • A T least six people were reportedly beaten with truncheons before being driven away in police vehicles.

  • A police spokesman said he was unaware of the arrests and would look into accusations that activists had bean manhandled.

  • On Friday, one of the two youth members of a Lagos state panel investigating the October shootings resigned due to the undue intimidation of peaceful protesters.

  • They also cited the panels vote to reopen the toll gate, a source of revenue for the state government.

  • Before the probe had been finished.

Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators at the Lucky Tollgate in Lagos on Saturday, according to witnesses, as a small group protested the reopening of the site.

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