We really showed Ifeanyi what this protest is made of. He ran back into the State House and an army tanker blocked the entrance
We did not pull any stops. We refused to be respectful while these people gaslight us & refuse to end police violence #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
First of all let me just say that those of you that think you can continue your oppression in these protests are mistaken. Today, I was heckled by my fellow protesters. An effeminate man protesting w/ me was mocked. They shouted “End Homo” at us #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
They tried to intimate me into lowering my banner.
One girl told me to my face that this isn't what we're protesting so I asked her “So the police should keep killing us? Our own lives don't matter?”
A group of guys shouted “See this homo” at me #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
Obviously, it's not the first time that word has been used against me but brave of them to think they can shame me for something I have declared for myself, and owned with pride for years now. I just shouted Queer Lives Matter at them. #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
Another one told I and @vicw0nder that she agrees that “every life matters” but this is a different issue.
Again I asked her if she just wants us to keep dying. Do these people not understand that the police is killing us queer people especially?#EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
Anyway, I met other queer people. I existed publicly, unapologetically, in defence of myself and my community against police brutality.
We also dragged Ifeanyi by his last edges. There is revolutionary current in Enugu just waiting to see light. #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
First of all, when we got to State House, he didn't try that bullshit of sending the deputy he did befor. He came himself. The reactionary NANS leadership reps tried to do their ass kissing there, we changed it for them and told them to shut up. #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
The person doing the introduction finished speaking. He then said, “Okay let's let our daddy talk to us,” we shouted NOOOO, he's not our daddy. I shouted “We are your employers” and people started shouting that. Phew. We are not your kids abeg. #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
So....Ifeanyi now collect open mic o. He started giving speech. He said Enugu is in the hands of God.
PS: That slogan is plastered all over Enugu.
We shouted NOOOO.
Someone said, “It's in your hands” and we started chanting “It's in your hands.” #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
We chanted it repeatedly. You should have seen it. It was beautiful. He had to stop talking. When we were done, he said more stuff & then asked to talk to a leader. Unfortunately for him there was no celebrity to come & deradicalize our protest. #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
We started chanting “No side talk, no side talk.”
He tried to explain why he needs to speak to a rep, we started booing. The way we weren't budging, he retreated. We started shouting SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! And booing him. He was shooketh. #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
He retreated into the State House & Army tanker came and stood between us and the gate (We were far from the gate o). The tanker started moving towards us to push us back & we all started sitting on the pavement. The tanker went back and packed. #EndSARS #QueerNigerinLivesMatter.
The Enugu protests today really gave me so much hope for this country. Last Tuesday, I called out a handle for claiming celebrities lead the protest here when they actually held the radicality of our protest back. See? #EndSARS #QueerNigerianLivesMatter

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We're launching The Queer Union For Economic & Social Transformation(@QUEST9ja)
QUEST is a coalition of queer radicals committed to fighting for ECONOMIC & SOCIAL JUSTICE by
1.Sustaining our demands for the end of police brutality against queer Nigerians #QueerNigerianLivesMatter
2. Organizing social action, through marches, protests and social media campaigns to end all discriminatory laws that affect queer people in Nigeria

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4. Organizing for mass action against injustice against the most marginalized of us. The disabled, poor, neurodivergent, etc.

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