BREAKING NEWS: UPDATE ON OOU PROTEST!
Police Tear Gas protesting Students This is becoming serious. As students continue their protest today the police have fired tear gasto disperse protesting students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University,OOU, Ago Iwoye, Ogun state. It was learnt that the students, who were initially embarking on a peaceful protest, turned violent after the teargas and damaged some public property. (See Photos) The students had as early as 6:30 a.m. continued their protest that they commenced on Thursday.The students, Friday morning, occupied thePresidential boulevard, the route leading to theoffice of Governor Ibikunle Amosun. They said they would not let the governor, who was yet to arrive the scene, get to his office unless he addressed their demands. The OOU students have demanded a further reduction of their school fees, after the governorannounced a reduction earlier in the week. They also want the reduction to commence from thecurrent academic session and not the next asproposed by the state government. Over 100 policemen were seen at the venue of the protest on Friday morning before the dispersal. Students told the soldiers to go look for the kidnapped Chibok girls rather than prevent their protest from holding. The development caused gridlock on the dual carriage road as many motorists had to make detour. Several civil servants working in the governor’s office were forced to return home following the blockade of the road. The students had commenced the protest on Thursday and camped at Rev Kuti Secondary School in Abeokuta for the night. They continued the protest at about 6:30 a.m. on Friday. The President of the Univeristy’s Students Union Government, Olusegun Ifade, who addressed his colleagues had promised that the protest would be peaceful as they would avoid clashed with security operatives. ‘Let us conduct the protest in peaceful manner, but we have occupied this road for now until the governor attends to our demands.
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