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Nigeria police crack down on fuel protests | OccupyNigeria

Nigeria police crack down on fuel protests |  OccupyNigeria | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Nigerian government held an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the second day of mass protests, after one person killed and more injured.

It resolved to provide hundreds of buses, among other resolutions, to cushion the impact of the subsidy, but, it did not back down from its decision to remove the subsidy.

The unions rejected this and called for an "indefinite" national strike and mass demonstrations to shut down sectors, such as oil production starting, on Monday if the government did not restore the fuel subsidy.

"If the government fails to do so, they direct that indefinite general strikes, mass rallies and street protests be held across the country with the first on Monday, 9th January, 2012," the National Labour Congress and Trades Union Congress said in a joint statement released on Wednesday.

"All offices, oil production centres, air and sea ports, fuel stations, markets, banks, among others will be shut down."

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FACTORY78 - Occupy Nigeria (London).

Nigerians living in the UK demonstrated in front of the Nigerian Embassy London.This was done in solidarity with friends and family back home against the recent fuel subsidy removal by the Nigerian government. Fuel at the pumps have seen cost tripled in some cases making the cost of living for most Nigerians unbearable. Factory78tv was on the scene to bring you what went on at the UK Occupy Nigeria ( London ) rally....
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