Twitter's Jack Dorsey urges Bitcoin donations to fight police brutality in Nigeria

Twitter's Jack Dorsey urges Bitcoin donations to fight police brutality in Nigeria


The CEO of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey, has urged his followers to donate Bitcoin to the #endSARS cause, which aims to end police brutality in Nigeria.

Donate via #Bitcoin to help #EndSARS https://t.co/kf305SFXze

— jack (@jack) October 14, 2020

The crypto donation site he linked to is run by a group of Nigerian feminists fighting against the police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) through protests, fundraising, and social media.

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A series of demonstrations began in Nigeria on October 4 with thousands taking to the streets to protest against police brutality in Nigeria and call for the disbanding of SARS, with the #endSARS hashtag trending.

Various crypto startups like BuyCoins and Busha have also donated to the cause.

Ray Youssef, CEO of Peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace Paxful, which is popular across Africa, also embraced the #endSARS hashtag, accusing police of unfairly targeting young people for using cryptocurrency. He said the situation was a “real crisis of human rights happening now!”

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