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Twitter cracks down on Nigerians using the bloodied flag to mark #EndSARS anniversary

Nigerians who used the blood-stained Nigerian flag on their Twitter pages were threatened with rules violations on Friday.

The crackdown had been reported before, but it became more intense on Friday when Nigerians began a month-long campaign to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the famous #EndSARS protest against police corruption and violence.

Last year, the banner became viral after the Nigerian military deployed to disperse protests in Lagos’ upscale Lekki neighborhood opened fire, killing at least nine civilians and injuring many more. Some of the victims of military gunshots were treated with the flag as a band-aid.

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Since then, Nigerians have come to regard the flag as a symbol of the country’s history.

The lethal military response to a civil protest at the heart of Lagos was reportedly ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari, who has refused to allow justice for the victims of open investigation against possible culprits. The International Criminal Court has commenced an investigation into the matter.

Several handles on Friday began reporting that they were receiving warnings from Twitter of rules violation after uploading the bloodied flag as their display image. The flag was captured at the scene of the deadly military operation on the night of October 20, 2020, near the busy Lekki Toll Gate.


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  1. All I know is that no siner shall go unpunished. Even if the world can’t arrest such, let such fellow wait for judgement from God almighty because those that died they left family and relations.
    Twitter will act that way because of the condition and treaty between them and Nigerian government.
    All is well

  2. What was is man saying again those the blood you see last year is not enough for you abi you still want more don’t worry young blood those people blood you have last year well ask for pay back you all we see

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