Jack Dorsey and other big names in crypto ask twitter followers to help fight police brutality in Africa
By Bob Garcia
Jack Dorsey, who serves as both CEO of Square and Twitter, asked his followed yesterday to donate cryptocurrency to End SARS. The goal of the movement, which uses the #endSARS hashtag, is to end Nigerian police brutality.
In a twitter post on October 14, Dorsey remarked, “Donate via #Bitcoin to help #EndSARS.” He also included a link to the cause, which is run by Nigerian activists who are standing up to the Nigerian police force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The group organizes protests, fundraises, and raises awareness on various social media channels.
The #EndSARS movement began on October 4 with demonstrations taking place in the streets of Nigeria. Thousands have joined protests in the streets and called for SARS to be disbanded.
Jack Dorsey is just one of the many big names in the cryptocurrency industry who have taken part in the #EndSARS campaign.
In a recent tweet, Paxful CEO Ray Youssef said, “This is a real crisis of human rights happening now! Police are targeting young entrepreneurs for using crypto currency. Nigerians brilliantly adopted crypto early and used it legitimately to rise out of poverty and restore honor to Nigeria and this is their reward? #EndSARS ”
BuyCoins and Busha, which are well-known cryptocurrency startups have made donations as well. Square Inc, which Dorsey co-founded in 2010, is known for being a huge proponent of cryptocurrencies. The company bought $50 million worth of bitcoin earlier this month.