Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey backs Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest, mobilises Bitcoin donations

Jack Dorsey

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has joined the campaign and protest against police brutality in Nigeria.

The protest popularised with the hashtag #EndSARS particularly on the micro-blogging website, Twitter, had been launched in condemnation of brutality and extrajudicial killings Nigerian, especially youths have suffered in he hands of the Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.

Jack, has urged concerned ones to make donations via Bitcoin in support of the protest in a tweet posted on Wednesday.

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Before Jack’s solidarity for the Nigerian protesters, other notable individuals and celebrities within and outside Nigeria have also pull their weight behind the civil action against police brutality in Nigeria.

However, the protests mobilised mostly across Southern states of Nigeria, which has been applauded by different youthful interests groups that supported it, had forced the police authorities to meet protesters’ demands.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had since dissolved the infamous SARS, and two days after its ban, announced a new unit named Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

However, this development still did not stop the protest, rather, it was condemned by the protesters who said SWAT was a replica of SARS.

The agitators said the protests will continue until all demands are met, chiding government for its decision to immediately replace SARS with SWAT.

As a result, it sparked a new protest with demonstrators calling for the disbanding of the newly constituted SWAT team, while also calling for the overall reform in the Nigeria Police.