Joint Action Front on Saturday February 18 led a protest march to mark the memorial of those killed at January 2012 Mass Action against the anti-poor fuel price hike that paralyzed the country between January 9 and 16. The protest march that took off at NLC secretariat Yaba was violently dispersed by police with tear gas and physical assault at Maryland before getting to its destination at Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Square Ojota where prayers and rally were planned to be held. Sixteen activists including Dipo Fashina, JAF chair were arrested and detained for hours at Police State Command Ikeja. Earlier four protesters who had got to Ojota ahead of the procession were arrested and detained at Alausa Police station Ikeja. Mohammed Fawehinmi braved his condition to engage the police on wheelchair questioning their authority to stop a peaceful protest. In response the police did not wink before unleashing on him a heavy dose of tear gas. His mother, Ganiyat, participated actively in the march and also had a fair share of police brutality. Those arrested were released to a team of lawyers led by Femi Falana.