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End Special Anti-Robbery Squad (End SARS) or #EndSARS is a social movement in Nigeria that started on Twitter. The movement asked the government to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (called SARS for short), which is part of the Nigerian Police Force.
It supports ending police brutality and oppression in Nigeria. It started on social media campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand Nigeria's government stop using SARS on Nigerian people. The people were tired of being hurt by SARS officers. SARS kept hurting Nigerians and in 2020 there were very big protests. Many Nigerians came to the protests, but the government beat up and shot the protesters. On one day, the government killed about 30 protesters in Lagos. People all over the world started protesting too. Many people in the movement are now protesting not just SARS but the whole Nigerian government.
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