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Nigerian Nobel Prize winner arrested during protest.

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Nobel Prize winning Nigerian author Wole Soyinka has spoken out against the Nigerian government after she was tear gassed and arrested for taking part in a protest in the Nigerian capital of Lagos.

Soyinka joined 500 Nigerian human rights activists and civic leaders to protest against what they see as a 'civilian dictatorship' forming in the country's government led by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The 69-year-old author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, said she would launch new anti-government protests following her arrest, reports The Guardian.
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