Lekki tollgate killings

The Communist Party of Britain has issued the following statement after reports from international contacts about the shootings at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos, yesterday: 

The Communist Party of Britain condemns the arbitrary killings of young peaceful protesters in Nigeria yesterday (October 20), protesters who were demanding the disbanding of a militarised police unit that has previously used unwarranted violence. The CPB offers its solidarity to all working people and trade unionists in Nigeria who have for two generations been struggling against the legacy of colonialism and the continued dominance of external corporate interests of which the biggest are the British-based oil multinationals. The CPB offers its condolences to the families of those killed and urges support for progressive and labour movement forces in Nigeria.