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Images: When Lagos marched for water

From Ikeja Local Government Secretariat, near Computer Village, to Alausa, the seat of power, thousands of protesters marched peacefully, in an apparent defiance to the some provisions of the new Environment Law, which seemed to favour water privatisation.

The street protest held on Wednesday, March 22 2017 to mark the World Water Day, a day set aside to take action to tackle the water crisis all over the world.

The protest held at the instance of civil society groups like the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Joint Action Front (JAF), Africa Women Water Sanitation and Hygiene Network, and Child Health Organisation.

Others are Climate Aid, Centre for Dignity, and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE).

The protesters
Achike Chude of the Joint Action Front (JAF) addressing the protesters
Government officials addressing the protesters
Armed police officers form a barricade



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