The police in Enugu State, on Wednesday, swooped on participants at an #EndSARS one-year anniversary symposium.

According to Nigerian Tribune, the police, who came in several vans, entered the Centre for Monument on Awgu Street, Independence Layout, Enugu, the venue of the symposium and started harassing the participants.

The policemen afterwards ejected the participants.

They also reportedly seized and destroyed materials belonging to the participants and conveners.

The memorial symposium was put together by the Network of Civil Society Organisations in Enugu State to commemorate the reported killings of innocent Nigerians during the EndSARS protest against police brutality in Nigeria.

According to comrade Chukwudi Anachuna, the chairman of the Network of CSOs in Enugu, the police had invaded the venue in a WhatsApp message he shared.

“Our gathering has been disrupted by the police. The youth who wanted to resist were attacked and some were even arrested. Some of our materials were also taken away,” he said.

Meanwhile, the police in the state could not be reached immediately for confirmation.

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