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#endsars shows why the police is not ‘your friend’

Yeku, James (2020) #endsars shows why the police is not ‘your friend’. Africa at LSE (12 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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The Nigerian police’s motto, The Police is Your Friend, intends to remap perceptions of state violence at the fore of the youth-led #EndSARS protests. While highlighting the transformative potential of social media, protesters also brought into focus the ways in which the Nigerian postcolonial state abuses citizens and estranges them through acts of violence. But if not a friend, is the state an enemy or a stranger?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 12:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:55

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