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Photo: Look at this picture and then imagine if those were Nigerian policemen

by Stanley Azuakola

Brazil is in the throes of instability following a massive protest over what citizens consider to be the failure of the government to provide some basic necessities. What began as a small challenge against increase in bus prices has now snowballed into a massive movement.

READ: ‘Nonye Obi-Egbe: Nigeria Vs. Brazil In 7 Charts – So How Come We Are Not Protesting?

We stumbled on this photo of protesters gradually pushing back policemen into the sea.

Take a proper look at the picture. See the large crowd, the few policemen, and the obvious threat to the lives of the officers. The fear alone of such a mob bearing down on them is chilling, then there is the threat of drowning or a stampede. Yet the officers did not fire live ammunition.

Now imagine if that was Nigeria…

READ: Court Awards N1 Million Each To 4 #OccupyNigeria Protesters Shot By Police Officer

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