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MUST READ: Ladies who frequent Tejuosho-Yaba Market will like this

Scores of women stormed the popular Yaba and Tejuosho markets, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, on Saturday, December 15, 2018, in protest against the sexual harassment and derogatory remarks from traders especially men in the market.

The women gathered under the name, Market March to protest the incessant touching, invasion of personal space, forceful pulling and insults given to visitors of the market by the traders.

The protesters became the cynosure of all eyes during the march carrying placards with various inscriptions written on them like ‘Not Your Color’, ‘You Sef No Sabi Greet Your Aunty’, ‘No Be By Force To Buy’ among others.

Meanwhile, during the peaceful protest march, some aggrieved traders allegedly threw sachet water on the protesters while also screaming derogatory slurs at them.

In a series of tweet via the handle Market March, the handlers of the protest shared updates about the march stressing that the event was a success where they made their stance known to members of the public.

Check out some of the tweets and the reactions to below.



Idris Aina
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