The Nigerian Police Force officers fired tear gas at unarmed protesters at the nation’s capital, Abuja.
Protesters filled the FCT streets to show their support for the #EndSARS campaign.
The protest also took place at various state in the country, including Lagos State.
Star Wars actor, John Boyega is also among the celebrities supporting the movement against the existence of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS and police brutality.
At some hours on Friday, the hashtag #EndSARS was trending worldwide on Twitter with some celebrities tweeting about the protest to show their support.
Among the Nigerian celebrities tweeting about the protest are Wizkid, Davido, Naira Marley, Small Doctor and others.
On Sunday, Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu banned the Sars unit from carrying out stop and search duties and setting up roadblocks.
In addition, he also said the members of SARS must always be on uniform and assure the masses that the unit would be investigated.
In response to this statement, Nigerians want the unit disbanded completely.
Many people have used the hashtag to share their brutal experience with the police unit.