Nigerians keep striking, police keep killing


This video is called Occupy Nigeria.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Millions walk out for second day of Nigerian strike

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Millions of Nigerians stayed away from work today as a strike over petrol prices entered its second day.

Unions called the open-ended walkout to press the government to restore petrol subsidies.

Banks, government offices and large company buildings remained closed with only a few market stalls and shops trading. Some flights into Nigeria were cancelled.

Tens of thousands turned out again in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and smaller towns despite a police crackdown on Monday that reportedly killed nine people around the country.

Nigeria Labour Congress president Abdulwaheed Omar said six protesters were killed in Borno State capital Maiduguri and three more in Lagos State.

Mr Omar accused the police of using excessive force to quell the protests.

Petrol prices have risen from 29 pence to at least 69p since President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration scrapped the subsidy on January 1.

See also here.

Nigerian fuel protests grow, 13 killed in attacks: here.

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