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LAGOS (Reuters) - Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many angered by an appeal by Nigeria’s president for an end to demonstrations against police brutality that turned violent when protesters were shot. Slideshow ( 5 images ). A highway leading to the international airport was obstructed by blockades manned by groups of young men demanding cash from motorists. Buses whose drivers refused to pay were destroyed, a Reuters witness said. To the east of the city, in the Ibeju area of Lekki, armed men chased away police and several police stations were burned to the ground. Violence in Africa’s biggest city has escalated since Tuesday night, when a curfew was announced. Full story

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