Nigerians Barricade NASS To Protest The Proposed Social Media & Hate Speech Bills
Written by Smooth FM on November 27, 2019
The main entrance into the National Assembly was, this morning overtaken by some Nigerians who were protesting the anti-social media and anti-hate speech bills.
Despite explanations by lawmakers who sponsor the bills, Nigerians have continued to express concerns that both legislations, if passed into law, may stifle the media and also become a tool to silence opposing voices.
The protest tagged #SayNoToHateSpeechBill is currently taking place at the National Assembly gate.
Carrying placards and chanting protest songs, they urged the Senate to drop both bills which they described as anti-people and anti-democratic.
“Do not gag me,” “It is slavery not to speak ones mind,” read some inscriptions on their placards.