In Photos: #EndSARS protests proceed in Nigeria | Nigeria

The # EndSARS protests continued in Nigerian cities, with Lagos and Abuja particularly hard hit by the closure of several roads.

The protests turned violent on Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed inmates in Benin City, southern Nigeria.

Prisoners jumped over the high fence, some ran away on the streets.

According to local media reports, up to 200 prisoners may have escaped. Nigerian officials have not announced whether there have been prison hiatus victims.

Protesters also attacked police stations and police cars in other parts of the country.

For more than two weeks Nigeria has been rocked by demonstrations of young people protesting against the brutality of the police.

The demonstrations began in response to a video posted online of a man being beaten, apparently by members of the SARS (Special Anti Robbery Squad) police.

In response to the widespread demonstrations, the Nigerian government announced that it would disband the SARS unit. However, the daily protests continued as the participants called for an end to all police brutality and corruption.

Despite the promises made by the President and the Nigerian Police Chief not to use force against peaceful demonstrators, the police have opened fire on demonstrators in recent weeks.

Amnesty International said five people have been killed since the beginning of the weekend, bringing the total number of deaths to 15 since anti-abuse demonstrations broke out earlier this month.

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