The ongoing protest against police brutality in Nigeria has sparked a lot of interest both locally and internationally, including that of Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey.
In a recent tweet, Dorsey made a clarion call to Bitcoin holders on Twitter to join Nigerians in the fight against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The #EndSARS protest, which has been trending on social media for the past few weeks, is geared toward putting a stop to the police brutality that is currently going on in Nigeria.
The protests started on October 4th, when thousands of Nigerians took to the streets, calling on the government to dissolve the law enforcement agency, SARS, that had turned around to extort and kill the very citizens they were bound to protect.
The protest was spearheaded by Nigerian youths who have been the prime targets of the SARS brutality. They came out en masse to take out their grievances against the killings of their colleagues.
In the tweet, Dorsey encouraged his followers to make Bitcoin donations toward the cause, linking to a crypto donation site that is managed by a group of Nigerian feminists who are actively involved in the #EndSARS demonstrations via fundraising, protests, and social media.
Jack Dorsey is not the only one who has shown interest in the protest. Several other cryptocurrency initiatives have made donations toward the cause.
Just a few days ago, Ray Youssef, the CEO of Paxful, also made a tweet regarding the #EndSARS protest. He pointed out that the police are targeting Nigerian youths for using cryptocurrencies, thus, abusing their human rights.
He said, “This is a real crisis of human rights happening now. Police are targeting young entrepreneurs for using crypto. Nigerians brilliantly adopted crypto early and used it legitimately to rise out of poverty and restore honor to Nigeria and this is their reward?”
Jack Dorsey has been a huge fan of Bitcoin for a very long time. He pointed out a few weeks ago that Bitcoin is the best currency for the internet.