By Rashim Nabanja
A Nigerian man identified as Demola proposed to his girlfriend during a street demonstration in Lagos on Tuesday, October, 13, 2020.
The couple was among the many Nigerians protesting in the #EndSARS protest and calling for the abolition of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has been accused of unlawful arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings in Nigeria.
Surrounded by a couple of friends, Demola went down on one knee in the middle of the street and asked for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage to which she said yes.
Besides them was a friend holding a sign declaring that they were willing to propose to any woman who followed them during the protest.
Demola announced the great news on his twitter handle where he shared a couple of photos from the proposal with a caption;
“Proposed to the LOML today & she said yes. My friends were there to cheer me up…#SarsMustGoNow.”
His followers took time to congratulate him on the great step taken.
“I saw this coming. I knew someone was gonna propose in this protest.. we are thankful for this protest at the same time, cos some people will be meeting their future partners… and they’ll get to tell their kids, we met at a protest that changed your generation for good.”
Buhari Has Been A Bad Boy commented;
“Congrats, your children will come to a better Nigeria.”
Onion Cider wrote;
“Ahhhh congratulations, Lover story for dem kidssss.”
According to a brief on Wikipedia, End Special Anti-Robbery Squad (End SARS) or #EndSARS is a social
movement in Nigeria that started on Twitter calling for banning of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the
Nigerian Police Force. It is a call to end police oppression and brutality in Nigeria. The protests started as a social
media campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand for Nigeria’s government to scrap and end the
deployment of Nigeria Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS. Within a weekend (9-
11 October 2020), the #ENDSARS hashtag had up to 28 million tweets. Nigerians have shared both stories and
video evidence of how members of SARS engaged in kidnapping, murder, theft, rape, torture, unlawful arrests,
high-handedness, humiliation, unlawful detention, extrajudicial killings, and extortion.