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Nigeria's hashtagEndSARS Movement and its Implications on Online Protests in Africa's Most Populous Country

Author(s): Tamar Dambo, Metin Ersoy, Ahmad Muhammad Auwal, Victor Oluwafemi Olorunsola, Ayodeji Olonode, Abdulgaffar Olawale Arikewuyo, Ayodele Joseph

In: Journal of Public Affairs, 2020

This article looks at the claims on social media by Nigerian youth of police abuse, which is well documented in the three-year online EndSARS campaign. The authors examine the limitations of the campaign, which lasted three years with little success.  They explore the main themes of the campaign and consider4 how Nigeria's political environment can hinder successful movement activism.