Hundreds of youths, including entertainers, on Tuesday, defied the order of the Rivers State Government, banning protests in the state and marched through major roads seeking an end to police brutality.
In various videos and pictures trending on social media with the #PHProtests, the protesters, clad in black t-shirts and Jeans, gathered at the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park as early as 8 am.
The protesters were initially prevented from going ahead with their plan by police officers who were stationed at the take-off point (Pleasure Park). But the youths assembled opposite Pleasure Park and started marching through the state capital.
Many of them condemned the recent killings of youths in Port Harcourt, including a musician popularly known as Sleek, by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit.
Meanwhile, policemen were seen at strategic locations monitoring the protesters.
Eight police vans were also spotted at the Government House, six spotted at the Police Headquarter, nine at the Pleasure Park, and eight vans also at the Isaac Boro Park.
The protesters are currently marching around the state capital.