#EndSARS Movement: Police Threatens To Close Down Afrika Shrine
Seun Kuti, the youngest son of late afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, has said that the Police have threatened to close down the New Afrika Shrine located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.
Kuti disclosed this in a post on his Instagram handle on Monday.
According to the Nigerian musician, plans had been underway to hold the event tagged Mass Meeting #EndSARS Movement, Lessons and Tasks, today.
But the government reached out to his eldest sister Yeni Kuti and threatened to close the shrine if the event takes place, with a letter backing up the threat.
“So yesterday the government called my eldest sister @yeniakuti and threatened to close the shrine if I hold my event there tmr and also sent a letter to back it up. I respect my families decision not to hold the event as is but I will still go ahead with all the other organizations to launch THE MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE tomorrow and start our political resistance to the tyranny of this oppressive regime. Slide left and you will see the flier. This is a meeting, just a meeting of organizations and they are basically banning the right of association. Why are they afraid of the people organising? What is democratic about this act? The last time we tried to launch the government quickly called curfew and this time they have used threat but you can’t stop the will of the people.”
Seun Kuti has been one of the prominent voices in the #EndSARS movement as well as calls for an end to police brutality and better governance.