In a statement via its official Twitter handle, SERAP called on the authorities to release those being held while noting that they had the right to protest.
The statement reads: “Nigerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release two protesters including a journalist reportedly arrested this morning by the Lagos State Police Command at the Lekki tollgate where the #EndSARSMemorial protest is scheduled to hold. Protest is a right.”
The protesters came out in a car procession to the Lekki toll gate to commemorate the alleged killings of Nigerians on the same day last year.
However, men of the Nigerian Police have been arresting harmless protesters.