Police Disrupts Save Rivers Movement Rally

Channels Television  
Updated January 12, 2014

The Police in Rivers State at about 5.30am on Sunday morning stormed the Rivers State College of Arts and Science in Rumuola, venue of the proposed Save Rivers Movement (rally) scheduled to hold at 1Pm.

The Ikwere Road DPO stormed the venue and dismantled all the canopies and stage for the event, scaring off the youths who were helping in getting things ready for the rally.

Channels Television’s crew were not spared as some persons believed to be members of the Grassroots Development Initiative attacked some of our staff, seized their iPads, threatened to stab them with knives if they tried to run.

Pictures and videos were deleted from their iPads and cameras before setting them free.

Tear gas was shot at our crew as well as passersby who were on their way to church.

Here are some of the visuals of the police presence at the venue.