Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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BRUTAL MURDER OF BAMISE AYANWOLA: YRC CALLS FOR JUSTICE

The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) commiserates with the family and friends of Bamise Ayanwola, the 22-year old young woman who went missing on February 26, 2020 after boarding a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Bus from Ajah only to be found dead days later. From available facts and evidence, it is highly probable that Bamise fell victim to ritual killers or

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UNBANNING OF TWITTER IS A GIMMICK BY THE FAILED BUHARI APC REGIME TO REFURBISH ITS TYRANNICAL IMAGE AHEAD OF THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS

YRC Calls for Release of all Political Detainees including over 200 EndSARS Protesters still in Detention For Full Implementation of the Recommendations of the Lagos State EndSARS Panel and other Panels across the Country including Payment of Compensation to Victims of Lekki Shooting After over seven months of criminally denying Nigerians access to Twitter, the regime has finally unbanned access

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LAGOS STATE WHITE PAPER ON #EndSARS PANEL IS AN ATTEMPT TO WHITEWASH THE TRUTH

We Demand Full Implementation of Panel Recommendation No to “Peace walk” Without Justice The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) hereby condemns the white paper issued by the Lagos State government on the report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel Inquiry set up to look into allegations of shooting and killing of protesters at Lekki Tollgate on 20th October 2020 following the

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LAGOS STATE #ENDSARS PANEL REPORT – A DAMNING INDICTMENT ON THE FEDERAL AND LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENTS WHO BOTH DENIED THE KILLINGS EVER HAPPENED

YOUTH RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (ERC) Public Statement LAGOS STATE #ENDSARS PANEL REPORT IS A DAMNING INDICTMENT ON THE PRESIDENT BUHARI-LED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU LED LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT WHO HAD BOTH DENIED THE KILLINGS EVER HAPPENED YRC Demands Arrest and Prosecution of all those Responsible, Adequate Compensation for All Victims and immediate and unconditional release of protesters still in

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YRC HOLDS SYMPOSIUM TO REVIEW #ENDSARS STRUGGLE ONE YEAR AFTER

Participants call for youth struggle to be taken to the next level with a campaign against unemployment and anti-poor policies Over 30 youth, activists and Socialists turned out at a public symposium held on Saturday October 23 by the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) to commemorate the one year anniversary of the #EndSARS struggle. The YRC is a youth platform of

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YRC CONDEMNS UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON PROTESTERS AND JOURNALISTS AT LEKKI TOLL GATE BY THE POLICE

We Demand immediate release of all those arrested! The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns the brutal and unprovoked attack by the police on peaceful protesters and journalists at Lekki toll gate today, Wednesday October 20, 2021. There are reports of arrests, assault on journalists and seizure of their equipment as well as shooting at peaceful protesters. Peaceful protest is a

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Justice for October 2020 EndSARS Protesters and all Victims of Police Brutality and State Repression

Release all #EndSARS protesters still in detention as well as all political detainees Fight State Repression! End Capitalism!! For a Democratic and Socialist Nigeria!!! On the occasion of the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest, the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) salute all radical youth who stood against police brutality and state repression last year October as well as those who

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End Killing of Youth! End Police and Military Brutality!

WE CALL FOR AN IMMEDIATE END TO KILLING OF YOUTH AND POLICE AND MILITARY BRUTALITY, AND FOR BRINGING TO BOOK THE PERPETRATORS OF THE LEKKI MASSACRE. WE ALSO CALL ON ALL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS TO EQUALLY CONDEMN AND JOIN YRC IN THE DEMAND FOR JUSTICE AND ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE VICTIMS OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE LEKKI

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YRC COMMENDS JUNE 12 PROTESTERS FOR THEIR COURAGE AND CONDEMNS HEAVY REPRESSION BY THE POLICE

CALLS ON NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A 48-HR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST AGAINST VICIOUS ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS, INSECURITY, HIGH COST OF LIVING, MASS POVERTY AND JOBLESSNESS The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) commends the youth and poor masses who came out on Saturday 12 June 2021 to protest against the rising insecurity, poverty, joblessness and other anti-poor policies

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#TWITTERBAN: YRC CONDEMNS THE SUSPENSION OF TWITTER; IT IS AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS.

FOR IMMEDIATE PROTESTS TO DEMAND REVERSAL OF THE SUSPENSION, RELEASE OF ALL POLITICAL DETAINEES, REJECTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA BILL AND OTHER MEASURES AIMED AT CURTAILING CIVIL LIBERTIES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) strongly condemns the recent suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. This declaration of suspension is dictatorial and a direct attack on the democratic rights of Nigerians to freely express

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INIOBONG UMOREN’S TRAGIC DEATH AN INDICTMENT OF APC/PDP RULE AND NIGERIA’S CAPITALIST CRISIS

INIOBONG UMOREN’S TRAGIC DEATH IS AN INDICTMENT ON BUHARI’S CAPITALIST APC GOVERNMENT, PDP GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL OF AKWA IBOM STATE AND THEIR ALARMING RECORDS OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION/ PROTEST MARCH AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT AND FOR DECENT JOBS The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) joins all Nigerians especially the youth to mourn the tragic death of Ms. Iniobong

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Is Youthful Political Leadership a Solution to the Nigerian Crisis?

2020 was a year of the Covid19 pandemic and protests against social injustices across the world. From the farmers’ protests in India with over 250 million Indians participating in a 24-hour general strike in solidarity; to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests against police brutality in the US that garnered support in major cities across the globe. In Nigeria, the

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YRC holds Public Symposium on EndSARS Fallout and Growing Repression

About 35 participants attended a Public Symposium organised by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) held on Saturday 27 February 2021. This symposium, which held at NUD primary school, Arumoh, Ajegunle, Lagos State, was organised to discuss issues around the #EndSARS protest, Lekki killings, the escalating repression of the Buhari regime and what needs to

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RELEASE ALL ARRESTED YOUTHS WHO PARTICIPATED IN MEMORIAL WALK IN HONOUR OF OCTOBER 20TH FALLEN HEROES!

DROP ALL CHARGES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns the arrest on Saturday 20 February 2021 and continuous detention of youths who participated at the 120 days memorial procession of the Lekki toll plaza shooting for more than 48hours. It will be recalled that youths on Saturday 20th February 2021, organized a peaceful procession in Lagos to honour the fallen

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LEKKI TOLLGATE: YRC CONDEMN REPORTS OF BEATING AND BRUTALISATION OF ARRESTED PROTESTERS

WE DEMAND ARREST AND DILIGENT PROSECUTION OF ALL OFFICERS INVOLVED AND IMMEDIATE SACK OF THE LAGOS STATE CP, HAKEEM ODUMOSU, WHOSE CRIMINALISATION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BRUTAL CONDUCTS OF THE POLICE PERSONNEL WE CHALLENGE THE LABOUR MOVEMENT TO BREAK OUT OF ITS SILENCE IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE COUNTRY FROM SLIDING INTO DICTATORSHIP AND ANARCHY It

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REPRESSION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS ESCALATES

Moshood Oshunfurewa, Arrested DSM Branch Organiser, Narrates Ordeal A peaceful protest called by activists over the weekend, Saturday 13 February 2021 to protest the decision to reopen Lekki tollgate to business was openly and brutally repressed. This new repression following widespread protest against police brutality last year has unmasked the Buhari government as a major enabler of police brutality and

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LEKKI TOLLGATE: RELEASE MOSHOOD OSHUNFUREWA, SANYAOLU JUWON, MR. MACARONI AND OTHER ARRESTED PROTESTERS IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY

PEACEFUL PROTEST IS RIGHT NOT PRIVILEGE! The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns violent clampdown on Lekki tollgate protesters today Saturday 13 February 2021 while assembling to peacefully protest the decision of the Lagos State Judicial panel to reopen the tollgate where scores of protesters were shot and killed on October 20 last year before investigation into the shooting had been

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RE-OPENING LEKKI TOLLGATE BEFORE CONCLUSION OF INVESTIGATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COVER UP THE OCTOBER 20 KILLING

BY ITS DECISION, THE PANEL IS GUILTY OF PLACING VALUE ON PROFIT OVER HUMAN LIVES WE RESTATE OUR DEMAND FOR AN INDEPENDENT PANEL OF INQUIRY The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) strongly condemns the decision of the Lagos state panel of inquiry on the Endsars protest to return possession of the Lekki toll gate to the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). For

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FREE SOWORE AND FOUR OTHER ARRESTED ACTIVISTS NOW!

THEIR ARREST AND DETENTION SHOW THAT PRESIDENT BUHARI’S NEW YEAR VOW TO “LISTEN” TO THE YOUTH IS A MERE DECEIT The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns in strong terms the brutal arrest of Omoyele Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Damilare Adenola, Peter and Kimrere who were seized on the eve of the New Year for staging a peaceful protest to register their

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2020 ONE MONTH AFTER LEKKI SHOOTING: WE REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HEROES

LIES OF THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST NOT PREVAIL; WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF BRUTALITY ALL PARTAKERS IN THE KILLING, MAIMING AND HARASSMENT OF PROTESTERS MUST BE MADE TO FACE THE MUSIC WORKING PEOPLE AND YOUTH MUST RESIST CONTINUED ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) seizes this opportunity to condole with the