Demonstrators took the palace of the Oba of Lagos on the 21st, and walking out with the Oba’s staff demonstrating his ceremonial defeat. The Oba is a ceremonial leader of Lagos by Yoruba tradition, and has become very unpopular from recent protests. On the 22nd, protesters also discovered a locked warehouse meant for citizens but enclosed by the government housing COVID supplies, and looted it.
The RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison) campaign demonstrated outside of the governor’s office, demanding the release of Arthur Green, a 70-year-old man who has been in prison for 44 years. He is currently dying of end-stage renal failure in prison hospice, and protesters call it inhuman to keep him away from his family during his last days.
Protesters in the Swazi town of Mafutseni took to the streets against the monarchy of Eswatini and in support of the nation’s Communist Party, demanding democracy and socialism. Demonstrators decried the King’s refusal to acknowledge petitions submitted previously, as well as his dictatorial rule over the country.