Small Doctor made a late appearance at the June 12 protest which took place in Lagos on Saturday.

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The Ojota leg of the protest started around 9am but the crowd was later dispersed after police officers shot into the air.

Hours after the protesters had been dispersed, Small Doctor took to Twitter to say he was heading to the streets.

He first apologised to his mother and added that “I Know I’m Your Only Son And You’ve Done Your Best To Call Me To Order. But I’m Sorry I Can’t Watch My People Suffer In The Hands Of The Police On The Streets”.

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When he arrived at Ojota, some of the protesters had converged again.

Addressing them from the sunroof of his car, Small Doctor said: “I stand with you (protesters) any day. I’ve seen the news. I’ve seen so many occurrences in several paces. It doesn’t restrict or stop us from coming out. We’re performing our civil rights.”

In Yoruba and Pidgin, he added: “It’s a protest they’re scared of, making them send policemen all over the place. We have neither guns nor knives.”

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The Lagos police had earlier warned against the protest, saying it was not informed of it.

“The Lagos State Police Command wishes to state clearly that it is not aware of any planned protest in Lagos State to commemorate the 2021 Democracy Day on Saturday, 12th of June 2021,” a statement by the police had read.



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