The peaceful protesters of Coalition of Revolution (CORE) movement have decried the brutality they suffered in the hands of operatives of the Department of Security Service (DSS) in Osun State.The protesters who gathered at the popular Olaiya in Osogbo on Thursday to protest the state of the nation were dispersed, arrested brutalized by the DSS.The DSS operatives were accused of beating and arresting 11 members of the group during the protest. The arrested members were later released.
They must know, then, that the above-named gentleman whenever he was at leisure (which was mostly all the year round) gave himself up to reading books of chivalry with such ardour and avidity that he almost entirely neglected the pursuit of his field-sports, and even the management of his property; and to such a pitch did his eagerness and infatuation go that he sold many an acre of tillageland to buy books of chivalry to read, and brought home as many of them as he could get.
But of all there were none he liked so well as those of the famous Feliciano de Silva’s composition, for their lucidity of style and complicated conceits were as pearls in his sight, particularly when in his reading he came upon courtships and cartels, where he often found passages like “the reason of the unreason with which my reason is afflicted so weakens my reason that with reason I murmur at your beauty;” or again, “the high heavens render you deserving of the desert your greatness deserves.”
One of the protesters who was arrested told DAILY POST that they were pushed out by the DSS’ vehicles as the operatives took two of their phones, money and other equipment.