Tens of thousands of protesters paralysed activities in several state capitals and major towns across Nigeria as the #ENDSARS protests continued on Friday.
The protests which remained largely peaceful halted movements on major highways and later in the evening became carnival-like all night events with popular musicians on bandstands.
In Lagos, Ibadan and Benin, the night events witnessed crowds of defiant youths.
In Lagos, the protesting youths took over major roads, including the Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Lekki Toll Gate, Awolowo Way, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, Ikorodu Road, Ago- Palace Way, Iyana-Ipaja, Apple Junction, Festac-Town, among others and prevented motorists access as they barricaded the road.
They also blocked Obafemi Awolowo way, from Allen junction inward Lagos state Secretariat in Alausa, paralyzing commercial activities. Inter-state movement was they blocked Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from 7 Up and Otedola Bridge.
The protesters turned the protest to carnival as they blared music from car stereo amid pomp and pageantry.
In the evening, the protesters massed in thousands at the Lekki Toll Gate and all through Friday night partied, sang and danced in furtherance of the protests.
Traffic on the Yar ‘Adua Expressway in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was paralysed for about six hours.
The crowd was mammoth, as not even an earlier ban on street protests by the Federal Capital Territory administration could deter the determined protesters.